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Title: Politics, Theology and History
Author: Plant, Raymond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2001
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521433204
Volumes: 1; Pages: 396
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This major new book by a prominent academic and an active politician ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy. Lord Plant focuses on the role of religious belief in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the political implications of Christian belief and its application in political debate. The book discusses the place of religious belief in the formation of policy and asks what issues in modern society might be the legitimate objects of a Christian social and political concern.Contents1. Liberal society and political theology; Part I. The Possibility of Political Theology: 2. Theology and politics: context, community and prophecy; 3. God, history and political theology; 4. Totality, finitude and history; 5. Narratives and foundations; 6. Natural law and natural order; Part II. The Site of Political Theology: Introduction; 7. Markets, morality and theology; 8. Social justice, freedom and the common good; 9. Human rights, human dignity and the scope of responsibility; 10. Self and community; Part III. Liberalism, Religion and Social Unity: 11. Policy and pluralism; 12. The civil community, the religious community and the unity of society.