Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism
Beyond Tolerance and Difference
By (author) Kristen Deede Johnson
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Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism by Kristen Deede Johnson
Book DescriptionHow 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521870030
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kristen Deede Johnson
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Grounding contemporary evangelical passion for justice in sound biblical and theological teaching, this book enables Christians to engage with the most critical global needs of our time.
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Kristen Deede Johnson explores how we can live together in the midst of our differences.
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Author Biography - Kristen Deede Johnson
Kristen Deede Johnson is Associate Director of The CrossRoads Project and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hope College, Michigan.
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