Politics, Theology and History by Raymond PlantPolitics, Theology and History by Raymond Plant

Politics, Theology and History

byRaymond Plant

Paperback | January 29, 2001

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This major new book by a prominent academic and an active politician ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy. Lord Plant focuses on the role of religious belief in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the political implications of Christian belief and its application in political debate. The book discusses the place of religious belief in the formation of policy and asks what issues in modern society might be the legitimate objects of a Christian social and political concern.
Title:Politics, Theology and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:398 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:January 29, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521438810

ISBN - 13:9780521438810


Table of Contents

1. Liberal society and political theology; Part I. The Possibility of Political Theology: 2. Theology and politics: context, community and prophecy; 3. God, history and political theology; 4. Totality, finitude and history; 5. Narratives and foundations; 6. Natural law and natural order; Part II. The Site of Political Theology: Introduction; 7. Markets, morality and theology; 8. Social justice, freedom and the common good; 9. Human rights, human dignity and the scope of responsibility; 10. Self and community; Part III. Liberalism, Religion and Social Unity: 11. Policy and pluralism; 12. The civil community, the religious community and the unity of society.

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'[an] original and important book ...' Studies in Christian Ethics