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Politics and the order of love : an Augustinian ethic of democratic citizenship, Eric Gregory

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Politics and the order of love : an Augustinian ethic of democratic citizenship
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Politics and the order of love
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an Augustinian ethic of democratic citizenship
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Eric Gregory
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eng
Summary
Augustine--for all of his influence on Western culture and politics--was hardly a liberal. Drawing from theology, feminist theory, and political philosophy, Eric Gregory offers here a liberal ethics of citizenship, one less susceptible to anti-liberal critics because it is informed by the Augustinian tradition. The result is a book that expands Augustinian imaginations for liberalism and liberal imaginations for Augustinianism. Gregory examines a broad range of Augustine's texts and their reception in different disciplines and identifies two classical themes which have analogues in secular political theory: love--and related notions of care, solidarity, and sympathy--and sin--as well as related notions of cruelty, evil, and narrow self-interest. From an Augustinian point of view, Gregory argues, love and sin constrain each other in ways that yield a distinctive vision of the limits and possibilities of politics. In providing a constructive argument for Christian participation in liberal democratic societies, Gregory advances efforts to revive a political theology in which love's relation to justice is prominent. Politics and the Order of Love will provoke new conversations for those interested in Christian ethics, moral psychology, and the role of religion in a liberal society
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Gregory, Eric
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index present
LC call number
BR65.A9
LC item number
G76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Augustine
  • Augustinus, Aurelius
  • Augustine
  • Love
  • Political science
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalismus
  • Demokratie
  • Liebe
  • Tugend
  • Augustinismus
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Sozialethik
  • Liberalism
  • Love
  • Political science
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Politics and the order of love : an Augustinian ethic of democratic citizenship, Eric Gregory
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-405) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Augustine and modern liberalism
  • Beyond public reason: love, sin, and Augustinian civic virtue
  • From vice to virtue: the development of Augustinian liberalism
  • A liberal ethic of care: feminist political theory and Christian social ethics
  • Love as political vice: Hannah Arendt's Augustine
  • Love as political virtue: "stoics" and the problem of passion
  • Love as political virtue: "Platonists" and the problem of God
  • Conclusion: remembering Augustine: the exhausted politics of pessimism, skepticism, and nostalgia
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176979512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 417 p.
Isbn
9780226307510
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006951
System control number
(OCoLC)176979512
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Politics and the order of love : an Augustinian ethic of democratic citizenship, Eric Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-405) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Augustine and modern liberalism
  • Beyond public reason: love, sin, and Augustinian civic virtue
  • From vice to virtue: the development of Augustinian liberalism
  • A liberal ethic of care: feminist political theory and Christian social ethics
  • Love as political vice: Hannah Arendt's Augustine
  • Love as political virtue: "stoics" and the problem of passion
  • Love as political virtue: "Platonists" and the problem of God
  • Conclusion: remembering Augustine: the exhausted politics of pessimism, skepticism, and nostalgia
Control code
176979512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 417 p.
Isbn
9780226307510
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006951
System control number
(OCoLC)176979512
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