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Robust liberalism : H. Richard Niebuhr and the ethics of American public life

Author: Timothy A Beach-Verhey
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
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Concisely critiquing the internal contradictions and practical limitations of the social contract theory espoused by John Locke and John Rawls, Timothy Beach-Verhey presents a covenantal theory for political life based on H. Richard Niebuhr's theology of radical monotheism. Beach-Verhey challenges sectarian interpretations of Niebuhr's theology and cogently demonstrates that a properly understood, theocentric,  Read more...
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Beach-Verhey, Timothy A., 1967-
Robust liberalism.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010020204
(OCoLC)617461693
Named Person: H Richard Niebuhr; H Richard Niebuhr; H Richard Niebuhr
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy A Beach-Verhey
ISBN: 1602584699 9781602584693
OCLC Number: 768118637
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: E pluribus unum: an Augustinian conception of faith, pluralism, and public life --
Opening the circle: story, community, and reality in moral reasoning --
The universal, the particular, and public discourse: beyond secular liberalism and Christian traditionalism --
The Christian churches and American public life: a particular community directed through faith toward the universal --
Robust liberalism: American democracy and the divine commonwealth.
Responsibility: Timothy A. Beach-Verhey.

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...an engaging guide to Niebuhr's work, and [Beach-Verhey] provides a compelling account of Christian participation in the common good. -- Adam Hollowell, Duke University -- Modern Believing Read more...

 
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