The Politics Of Human Fraility: Theological Defense Of Political Liberal

Paperback | March 28, 2005

byChristopher J Insole

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The latest book in the Faith in Reason series provides a theological defense of a strand of political liberalism that is informed by the theological conviction that the human person is a creature incapable of its own perfection, although nonetheless called to and made for this perfection. Insole questions easy caricatures of liberalism, which tend to describe it as individualistic, hubristic, and relativist. By analyzing the works of Edmund Burke, Lord Acton, Richard Hooker, and John Rawls, Insole shows that a passion to protect the individual within liberal institutions arises not from an illusory sense of self-sufficiency, but from insight into our fallen condition and from an intimation of redemption and divine order. Insole investigates how notions of "liberty" employed in England, America, and France have distinct theological lineages, and separates the political liberalism he defends from overzealous appropriations. He also critiques Radical Orthodoxy, arguing that the Radical Orthodoxy project is politically naive, utopian, and dangerous.

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The latest book in the Faith in Reason series provides a theological defense of a strand of political liberalism that is informed by the theological conviction that the human person is a creature incapable of its own perfection, although nonetheless called to and made for this perfection. Insole questions easy caricatures of liberalism...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.7 inPublished:March 28, 2005Publisher:University Of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0268031754

ISBN - 13:9780268031756

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