Faith in Politics?: Rediscovering the Christian Roots of Our Political Values

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Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010 - Religion and politics - 142 pages
In Faith in Politics? the former Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, addresses our concerns by re-examining the roots of our political values. He considers the various strands of thought that have had a bearing on political philosophy over time, such as utilitarianism and liberalism, and how each contribute to contemporary views of the good society. He argues strongly that a Christian perspective has a distinct part to play in the shaping of our life together, and that rediscovering this perspective can help towards building a better society.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Speaking for God in a Secular Age
9
Law and Morality
34
What Makes Us Think God Wants Democracy?
51
Liberty Equality and Human Community
71
Does God Believe in Human Rights?
91
Who Do We Think We Are? National and Religious
109
Notes
132
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