Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism

Beyond Tolerance and Difference

by Kristen Deede Johnson;

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Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism

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How can we live together in the midst of our differences? This is one of the most pressing questions of our time. Tolerance has been the bedrock of political liberalism, while proponents of agonistic political thought and radical democracy have sought an answer that allows a deeper celebration of difference. Kristen Deede Johnson describes the move from tolerance to difference, and the accompanying move from epistemology to ontology, within political theory. Building on this 'ontological turn', in search of a theological answer to the question, she puts Augustine into conversation with recent political theorists and theologians. This theological option enables the Church to envision a way to engage with contemporary political society without losing its own embodied story and practices. It contributes to our broader political imagination by offering a picture of rich engagement between the many different particularities that constitute a pluralist society.

Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism by Kristen Deede Johnson was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in September 2009. The ISBN for Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism is 9780511487774.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (September 2009)
Product Code4491514
Page last updated 17th September 2017
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