The Common Good and Christian Ethics
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Common Good and Christian Ethics by David Hollenbach
Book DescriptionThe Common Good and Christian Ethics rethinks the ancient tradition of the common good in a way that addresses contemporary social divisions, both urban and global. David Hollenbach draws on social analysis, moral philosophy, and theological ethics to chart new directions in both urban life and global society. He argues that the division between the middle class and the poor in major cities and the challenges of globalisation require a new commitment to the common good and that both believers and secular people must move towards new forms of solidarity if they are to live good lives together. Hollenbach proposes a positive vision of how a reconstructed understanding of the common good can lead to better lives for all today, both in cities and globally. This interdisciplinary study makes both practical and theoretical contributions to the developing shape of social, cultural, and religious life today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521802055
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Hollenbach
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Refugee Rights, Paperback (May 2008)
Presents an analytical framework for advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced people. This book identifies the social and political conditions integral to the plight of refugees and displaced persons. It discusses the fundamental right to freedom of movement, sender roles and the rights of women, and the effects of war.
Global Face of Public Faith, Paperback (October 2003)
This title addresses the hotly debated question of the role religion should play in politics in both the American and international contexts. It engages the fears that public religion threatens American democracy and could lead to a global clash of civilizations and new wars of religion.
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Makes both practical and theoretical contributions to the developing shape of religious life today.
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