Christian Realism and the New Realities
By (author) Robin W. Lovin
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Christian Realism and the New Realities by Robin W. Lovin
Book DescriptionAre religion and public life really separate spheres of human activity? Should they be? In this book, Robin W. Lovin criticizes contemporary political and theological views that separate religion from public life as though these areas were systematically opposed and makes the case for a more integrated understanding of modern society. Such an understanding can be underpinned by 'Christian realism', which encourages responsible engagement with social and political problems from a distinctive perspective. Drawing on the work of Rawls, Galston, Niebuhr, and Bonhoeffer, Lovin argues that the responsibilities of everyday life are a form of politics. Political commitment is no longer confined to the sphere of law and government, and a global ethics arises from the decisions of individuals. This book will foster a better understanding of contemporary political thought among theologians and will introduce readers primarily interested in political thought to relevant developments in recent theology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521603003
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin W. Lovin
Christian Realism and the New Realities, Hardback (April 2008)
Robin W. Lovin argues that the integration of religion and public life will benefit society more than their separation.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Paperback (September 2007)
Reinhold Niebuhr understood the tensions and complexities of the Christian Life. His approach to theology became known as "Christian realism." This book describes his context, methodology and major writings.
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Paperback (October 2003)
This volume originates from a symposium held in 1985 at the Univeristy of Virginia.
Catholicism and Liberalism, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Robin W. Lovin
No other book offers such a detailed exploration of the encounter between Catholicism and liberalism in the USA.
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Author Biography - Robin W. Lovin
Robin W. Lovin is Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he previously served as Dean of the Perkins School of Theology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard University and an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. He was previously Dean at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and has also taught at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His previous books include Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism (1994).
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