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The politics of human frailty : a theological defense of political liberalism, Christopher J. Insole

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The politics of human frailty : a theological defense of political liberalism
Title
The politics of human frailty
Title remainder
a theological defense of political liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Christopher J. Insole
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Language
eng
Summary
The Politics of Human Frailty addresses the fraught and topical issue of the relationship between political liberalism and theology. Political liberalism is frequently denounced by theologians as individualist, relativist, and hubristic. In response, there has been a tendency in recent political theology to attempt the overcoming of political liberalism, with the hope of building a more ecclesiastical, virtuous, or community-oriented space. In an original and well-documented argument, Insole demonstrates that this negative characterization of political liberalism is inadequate, both conceptually and historically. By attending to thinkers such as Richard Hooker, Edmund Burke, Lord Acton, and John Rawls, Insole shows that a passion to protect the individual within liberal institutions can arise not from an illusory sense of self-sufficiency, but from an insight into our fallen condition, characterized by frailty, sin, and complexity. This strand of political liberalism arises from a sense of our solidarity in sin with others, and the hubris of judging our fellow citizens, when judgment belongs to God alone. Such a position would be at odds with theologically over-zealous appropriations of the theme of "liberty." The book concludes by showing that the proposed alternatives to political liberalism--such as can be found in the influential Radical Orthodoxy movement--are naïve, utopian, and dangerous, and in certain respects theologically impoverished
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Insole, Christopher J
Dewey number
361.7
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BT83.59
  • JC574
LC item number
  • .I57 2005
  • .I67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Faith in reason
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  • Political theology
  • Liberalism
  • Christianity and politics
Label
The politics of human frailty : a theological defense of political liberalism, Christopher J. Insole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [189]-195
Contents
Obscured order, human frailty and the liberal tradition -- Reciprocity and the burdens of judgement : political liberalism and the invisible church -- Overcoming evil with good : the American eschatology and crusading liberalism -- Against radical orthodoxy : the dangers of overcoming political liberalism -- Radical orthodoxy and the Stuart polity : a lesson from history on the dangers of analogy -- The church in the world
Control code
000275122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780268031756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004063692
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000275122
  • (OCoLC)57010190
Label
The politics of human frailty : a theological defense of political liberalism, Christopher J. Insole
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [189]-195
Contents
Obscured order, human frailty and the liberal tradition -- Reciprocity and the burdens of judgement : political liberalism and the invisible church -- Overcoming evil with good : the American eschatology and crusading liberalism -- Against radical orthodoxy : the dangers of overcoming political liberalism -- Radical orthodoxy and the Stuart polity : a lesson from history on the dangers of analogy -- The church in the world
Control code
000275122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780268031756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004063692
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000275122
  • (OCoLC)57010190

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