Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference by Kristen Deede JohnsonTheology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference by Kristen Deede Johnson

Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference

byKristen Deede Johnson

Paperback | June 24, 2010

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How can we live together in the midst of our differences? This is one of the most pressing questions of our time. Tolerance has been the bedrock of political liberalism, while proponents of agonistic political thought and radical democracy have sought an answer that allows a deeper celebration of difference. Kristen Deede Johnson describes the move from tolerance to difference, and the accompanying move from epistemology to ontology, within political theory. Building on this 'ontological turn', in search of a theological answer to the question, she puts Augustine into conversation with recent political theorists and theologians. This theological option enables the Church to envision a way to engage with contemporary political society without losing its own embodied story and practices. It contributes to our broader political imagination by offering a picture of rich engagement between the many different particularities that constitute a pluralist society.
Title:Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and DifferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:June 24, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521154685

ISBN - 13:9780521154680

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The recent journey of liberal tolerance; 3. Beyond tolerance to difference; 4. Augustine and the theological turn; 5. Towards a theology of public conversation; 6. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Johnson deserves praise for providing a rationale for Christians to participate in public discourse rooted in a stance of service."
Religious Studies Review, Jess O. Hale, Jr. Tennessee General Assembly