By John E. Senior
Power, cash, unending pageant. A zero-sum video game. Politics as traditional. simply the hearty or craven want practice. The political actors have overpassed the politics of a typical good.
A Theology of Political Vocation takes up the query of public existence accurately the place such a lot discussions finish. Proving that ethical ambiguity doesn't exclude ethical hazard, writer John Senior crafts a theology of political vocation now not chuffed just by theologies of sin and beauty and philosophical theories of energy. For Senior, political theology strikes past purely staking a declare inside a public dialog, a circulation that prizes discursive abilities and goals at consensus touching on shared norms and values. Political theology needs to supply 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 gentle of this richer realizing of political vocation, Senior develops theological assets applicable to a number of 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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