Political Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard Zylstra by Jonathan ChaplinPolitical Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard Zylstra by Jonathan Chaplin

Political Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard Zylstra

byJonathan Chaplin, Paul Marshall

Hardcover | September 27, 1994

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Political Theory and Christian Vision explores the field of Christian political theoryóa discipline to which Bernard Zylstra devoted his life's work. His particular interests lay in the philosophical and methodological questions that underlie the study of empirical political systems. In his view, the neglect of rigorous critical reflection on the presuppositions of the discipline left many of its current practitioners lacking direction and their output lacking coherence. It was his aim to demonstrate the necessity for and the potential fruitfulness of an integrated, philosophically self-conscious and inter-disciplinary practice of political theory. The essays in this book, all written by former students or colleagues of Zylstra, are illustrative of this concern with issues arising at the foundations of the discipline. Those in the first section address questions immediately related to the normative character of those foundations. Further essays explore the nature of the state, the challenges of pluralism, and the nature of political economy. Co-published with the Institute for Christian Studies.
Jonathan Chaplin is a Tutor in Politics at Plater College, Oxford, and a member of the Steering Group of the British Movement for Christian Democracy. Paul Marshall is Senior Member in Political Theory at the Institute for Christian Studies.
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Title:Political Theory and Christian Vision: Essays in Memory of Bernard ZylstraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 1994Publisher:UPA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0819195294

ISBN - 13:9780819195296

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Its clearly articulated religious vision, its imposing theoretical rigor, its serious grappling with the plural nature of modern society, and its willingness to engage the full range of political reality arguably make it one of the most important traditions of political reflection.