Political Theology And Pluralism: Renewing Public Dialogue

May 18, 2018|
Political Theology And Pluralism: Renewing Public Dialogue by Joseph Rivera
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Reviving the ancient political wisdom of St. Augustine in combination with insights drawn from contemporary political theorist John Rawls, Joseph Rivera grapples with the polarizing nature of religion in the public square. Political theology, as a discipline, tends to argue that communitarianism remains the only viable political option for religious practitioners in a complex, pluralist society. Unsurprisingly, we are increasingly accustomed to think the religious voice is anti-secular and illiberal. On the contrary, Christian theology and political liberalism, Rivera argues, are not incompatible. Political Theology and Pluralism challenges the longstanding antithesis between theology and political liberalism by asking his readers to focus not on difference, but on our common humanity. Outlining real strategies for public dialogue in a liberal state, Rivera offers the opportunity to discover what it means to practice civic friendship in pluralist context.

Joseph Rivera is lecturer in Systematic Theology at Dublin City University, Ireland.
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Title:Political Theology And Pluralism: Renewing Public Dialogue
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:126 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:126 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:May 18, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319771458

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