Political Theology and Pluralism Renewing Public Dialogue
Rivera, Joseph. author.

Political Theology and Pluralism Renewing Public Dialogue

Rivera, Joseph. author.


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Rivera, Joseph. author.

Physical Description
IX, 126 p. online resource.

1. Introduction -- 2. The Structures of Liberal Democracy -- 3. Christian Saeculum and Pluralism -- 4. Strategies for Dialogue in a Pluralist Age -- 5. Conclusion. .

Reviving the ancient political wisdom of St. Augustine in combination with insights drawn from contemporary political theorist John Rawls, Joseph Rivera grapples with the polarizing nature of religion in the public square. Political theology, as a discipline, tends to argue that communitarianism remains the only viable political option for religious practioners in a complex, pluralist society. Unsurprisingly, we are increasingly accustomed to think the religious voice is anti-secular and illiberal. On the contrary, Christian theology and political liberalism, Rivera argues, are not incompatible. Political Theology and Pluralism challenges the longstanding antithesis between theology and political liberalism by asking his readers to focus not on difference, but on our common humanity. Outlining real strategies for public dialogue in a liberal state, Rivera offers the opportunity to discover what it means to practice civic friendship in pluralist context.

Subject Term
Religion and sociology.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Political theory.
Religion and Society. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/1A8020
Political Philosophy. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/E37000
Philosophy of Religion. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/E33000
Political Theory. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911010

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