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Politics as a Christian Vocation

Franklin Gamwell
Politics as a Christian Vocation

Politics as a Christian Vocation

Franklin Gamwell

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Many democratic citizens, including many Christians, think that separation of religion from the state means the exclusion of religious beliefs from the political process. That view is mistaken. Both democracy and Christian faith, this book shows, call all Christians to make their beliefs effective in politics. But the discussion here differs from others. Most have trouble relating religion to democratic discussion and debate because they assume that religious differences cannot be publicly debated. Against this majority view, this book argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy a full commitment to rational pursuit of the truth. The book then develops ideals of justice and the common good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and shows the difference they make for contemporary politics in the United States, focusing specifically on issues of abortion, affirmative action, and economic distribution.

- Publisher Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States. He focuses specifically on withes of abortion, affirmative action, and economic abortiontion.

- Publisher

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About "Politics as a Christian Vocation"

Many democratic citizens, including many Christians, think that separation of religion from the state means the exclusion of religious beliefs from the political process. That view is mistaken. Both democracy and Christian faith, this book shows, call all Christians to make their beliefs effective in politics. But the discussion here differs from others. Most have trouble relating religion to democratic discussion and debate because they assume that religious differences cannot be publicly debated. Against this majority view, this book argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy a full commitment to rational pursuit of the truth. The book then develops ideals of justice and the common good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and shows the difference they make for contemporary politics in the United States, focusing specifically on issues of abortion, affirmative action, and economic distribution.
- Publisher

Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States. He focuses specifically on withes of abortion, affirmative action, and economic abortiontion.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Franklin Gamwell

Gamwell is professor of religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Present Purpose; 1. Render To Caesar; 2. Government By The People; 3. Faith And The Way Of Reason; 4. Justice In The Community Of Love; 5. Religious Decisions At Stake; 6. Political Deliberations; 7. Appendix: On The Humanistic Commitment.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 226476
  • Product Code 0521547520
  • EAN 9780521547529
  • Pages 198
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.300kg

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