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Politics as a Christian Vocation

Politics as a Christian Vocation
Faith and Democracy Today

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  • Date Published: October 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521547529

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  • Franklin Gamwell argues that Christian faith belongs in politics because it shares with democracy complete commitment to the rational pursuit of the truth. Gamwell develops ideals of justice and the common good that good Christians should advocate within the democratic process and demonstrates the difference they make for contemporary sharescs in the United States. He focuses specifically on withes of abortion, affirmative action, and economic abortiontion.

    • Clarifies the meaning of 'government by the people' in a Christian context
    • Shows why both democracy and Christian faith call for Christians to be politically involved
    • Develops a Christian ideal of justice and shows the difference it makes to politics in the United States
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    "...Excellent fodder for further discussion. Highly recommended." CHOICE June 2005

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    • Date Published: October 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521547529
    • length: 198 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the present purpose
    1. Render to Caesar
    2. Government by the people
    3. Faith and the way of reason
    4. Justice in the community of love
    5. Religious decisions at stake
    6. Political deliberations
    7. Appendix: on the humanistic commitment.

  • Author

    Franklin I. Gamwell, University of Chicago
    Franklin I. Gamwell is Shailer Mathews Professor of Religious Ethics, Theology, and Philosophy of Religions at The Divinity School, The University of Chicago where he has taught since 1979. He is the author of four previous books including, most recently, Democracy on Purpose: Justice and the Reality of God (2000).

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