Political Liberalism and Christian Political Theology: A Review of Two Works by Liberals that Can Enhance Prospects for Dialogue

This review article assesses the usefulness of two substantial recent books on religion by liberal political philosophers, Cécile Laborde and Aurélia Bardon (eds), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy, and Cécile Laborde, Liberalism's Religion. It opens by situating these books against the...

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Published in:Studies in Christian ethics
Main Author: Chaplin, Jonathan
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2018]
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In: Studies in Christian ethics
Year: 2018, Volume: 31, Issue: 3, Pages: 281-295
Review of:Religion in liberal political philosophy (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017) (Chaplin, Jonathan)
Liberalism's religion (Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017) (Chaplin, Jonathan)
Further subjects:B Book review
B state neutrality
B Political Philosophy
B Religion
B Neutrality
B Political Theology
B Social aspects
B Secularism
B Liberalism
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Summary:This review article assesses the usefulness of two substantial recent books on religion by liberal political philosophers, Cécile Laborde and Aurélia Bardon (eds), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy, and Cécile Laborde, Liberalism's Religion. It opens by situating these books against the landscape of UK-based work on the place of public religion in liberal democracy by both liberal political philosophers and Christian political theologians. Noting the relative paucity—by comparison with those from North America—of contributions on the theme from both quarters, it welcomes these books as providing important clarifications for political theologians of how many of the precise tensions between religion and liberal democracy might be better understood and how debate between the two disciplines might thereby be enhanced.
ISSN:0953-9468
Contains:Enthalten in: Studies in Christian ethics
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0953946818770402