Theology of Public Life by Charles T. Mathewes
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Theology of Public Life
By Charles T. Mathewes

A Theology of Public Life

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Theology of Public Life by Charles T. Mathewes

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What 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521832267
ISBN-10: 0521832268
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 by Charles T. Mathewes 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 by Charles T. Mathewes Theology of Public Life, Paperback (October 2008)

Charles T. Mathewes explores the religious benefits and challenges of public engagement for Christian believers.

Evil and the Augustinian Tradition by Charles T. Mathewes Evil and the Augustinian Tradition, Paperback (February 2007)

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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