The public forum and Christian ethics

This book addresses the question of the communication of Christian ethics in the public forum of liberal, pluralist societies. Drawing on debates in philosophy, theology and sociological theory, it relates the problem of communication to fundamental questions about the nature of liberal societies an...

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Subtitles:The Public Forum & Christian Ethics
Main Author: Gascoigne, Robert (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001.
Series/Journal:New studies in Christian ethics 19
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Revelation / Reason / Political ethics / Christian ethics
Further subjects:B Social ethics
B Christian ethics ; Catholic authors
B Christian Ethics Catholic authors
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521790932
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Summary:This book addresses the question of the communication of Christian ethics in the public forum of liberal, pluralist societies. Drawing on debates in philosophy, theology and sociological theory, it relates the problem of communication to fundamental questions about the nature of liberal societies and the identity of Christian faith and the Christian community. With particular emphasis on Kantian and neo-Kantian ethics, it explores the link between autonomy and community in liberal societies. The theology of communio, expressed in revealed Christian traditions, can reconcile autonomy and community. Any Christian attempt to communicate this vision must also reflect on Christianity's own identity, especially the ways in which its own self-consciousness grows in critical interaction with secularity. In this light, Christian ethical communication is both a witness to a distinctive identity, founded in the revelation of the triune God, and a vision of universal human solidarity which can reconcile autonomy and community.
Introduction -- Revelation and reason in liberal societies -- Revelation and a contemporary public ethics -- The theology of revelation and Christian identity -- The communication of Christian ethics in the public forum -- Reconciling autonomy and community
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511520670
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511520679