Christian Realism and the New Realities by Robin W. LovinChristian Realism and the New Realities by Robin W. Lovin

Christian Realism and the New Realities

byRobin W. Lovin

Paperback | April 14, 2008

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Are religion and public lifed really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be? In this book, Robin Lovin criticises contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life and advocates a more integrated understanding of modern society. Drawing on the work of two influential twentieth-century theologians, Reinhold Niebuhr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, he argues that: *'Christian realism' encourages responsible engagement with social and political problems *Political commitment is not confined to the sphere of law and government *The decisions of individuals influence global ethics
Title:Christian Realism and the New RealitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:April 14, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521603005

ISBN - 13:9780521603003


Table of Contents

1. Reflections on the end of an era; 2. A short history of Christian realism; 3. Contexts of responsibility; 4. Unapologetic politics; 5. A global order; 6. Human goods and human dignity.

Editorial Reviews

'Robin Lovin offers an informative history of Christian realism followed by an appraisal of its contemporary state and prospects ... particularly refreshing is the wide conception of politics he sketches, located in several interlocking spheres, orders, contexts, places of responsibility, or, following Bonhoeffer, mandates: work, family, government, church and culture.' Theology