By John E. Senior
Power, funds, unending festival. A zero-sum video game. Politics as ordinary. simply the hearty or craven want practice. The political actors have overpassed 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 hazard, writer John Senior crafts a theology of political vocation no longer chuffed just by theologies of sin and style and philosophical theories of energy. For Senior, political theology strikes past purely staking a declare inside a public dialog, a stream that prizes discursive abilities and goals at consensus touching on 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 final result of strength, analyzes political clash and pageant, and limns the ethics of negotiation and compromise. In mild of this richer realizing of political vocation, Senior develops theological assets applicable to various ecologies—ordinary voters, political activists, and elected officials. A Theology of Political Vocation exhibits 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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A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public Office by John E. Senior