A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public by John E. Senior

By John E. Senior

Power, cash, unending pageant. A zero-sum video game. Politics as ordinary. merely the hearty or craven desire observe. The political actors have overlooked the politics of a standard good.

A Theology of Political Vocation takes up the query of public lifestyles accurately the place so much discussions finish. Proving that ethical ambiguity doesn't exclude ethical risk, writer John Senior crafts a theology of political vocation no longer chuffed just by theologies of sin and charm and philosophical theories of energy. For Senior, political theology strikes past in simple terms staking a declare inside a public dialog, a circulate that prizes discursive abilities and goals at consensus referring to shared norms and values. Political theology needs to provide an account of a political vocation.

Senior connects political deliberation to ethical judgment, explores use and end result of energy, analyzes political clash and festival, and limns the ethics of negotiation and compromise. In gentle of this richer realizing of political vocation, Senior develops theological assets applicable to quite a few ecologies—ordinary voters, political activists, and elected officials. A Theology of Political Vocation indicates how Christian politicians can paintings faithfully in the ethical ambiguity of political existence to orient their paintings- and certainly, their very selves- towards the typical good.

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