A Theology of Public Life
By (author) Charles T. Mathewes
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Theology of Public Life by Charles T. Mathewes
Book DescriptionWhat has Washington to do with Jerusalem? In the raging debates about the relationship between religion and politics, no one has explored the religious benefits and challenges of public engagement for Christian believers - until now. This book defends and details Christian believers' engagement in contemporary pluralistic public life not from the perspective of some neutral 'public', but from the particular perspective of Christian faith, arguing that such engagement enriches both public life and Christian citizens' faith themselves. As such it offers not a 'public theology', but a 'theology of public life', analysing the promise and perils of Christian public engagement, discussing the nature of civic commitment and prophetic critique, and the relation of a loving faith to a liberal politics of justice. Theologically rich, philosophically rigorous, politically, historically and sociologically informed, this book advances contemporary discussion of 'religion and public life' in fundamental ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521539906
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles T. Mathewes
Understanding Religious Ethics, Hardback (March 2010)
This introduction to religious ethics focuses on the major forms of ethical reasoning encompassing the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Mathewes considers both ethical reasoning and how that reasoning reveals insights into a religious tradition.
Prophesies of Godlessness, Paperback (October 2008)
Prophesies of Godlessness explains patterns in how Americans, from the Puritans to the present, have imagined and disseminated prophesies for and against "godlessness." The book identifies and analyzes surprising continuities among those prophesies throughout American history and among thinkers of surprisingly diverse political and religious views.
Theology of Public Life, Hardback (August 2007)
Charles T. Mathewes explores the religious benefits and challenges of public engagement for Christian believers.
Evil and the Augustinian Tradition, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Charles T. Mathewes
This book focuses on Christian interpretations of evil, beginning with Augustine and culminating in Niebuhr.
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Author Biography - Charles T. Mathewes
Charles T. Mathewes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia. His other publications include Evil and the Augustinian Tradition (2001).
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