9781441187444

From Political Theory to Political Theology Religious Challenges and the Prospects of Democracy

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    9781441187444

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    1441187448

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Invaluable resource to the theory of democracy and the political problem it poses in relation to the new visibility of religion.

Author Biography

Pter Losonczi is Associate Professor at the Institute for Intercultural Studies at the University of West Hungary (Szombathely), Hungary. AAkash Singh is Research Professor at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics at LUISS University, Rome, Italy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Editor's Introductionp. xv
Political Theory
Liberal Accommodations to the Religious Challenge
Religion and Liberalism: Public Reason, Public Sphere and Cultural Pluralismp. 5
Accommodating Pluralism through Public Justification: Moral vs. Practical Considerationsp. 22
Public Reason and Models of Judgementp. 31
Hannah Arendt and the Problem of Public Religionp. 47
Challenging the Liberal Secular Paradigm from Within
Cultural Identity, Religion, Moral Pluralism and the Lawp. 61
Can Freedom of Religion Replace the Virtue of Tolerance?p. 73
Democracy and Moral Relativism in a Post-secular World: Reclaiming Obligationp. 85
From Political Theory to Political Theology
Radicalizing the Challenges: Recuperating Religion
Religion, Democracy and the Empty Shrine of Pluralism-Some Remindersp. 101
Religion after Auschwitz: Jonas, Metz, and the Place of Religion in our World Todayp. 111
Politics without Dénouement, Faith without Guarantee: A Critical Appraisal of the Politics of Religion of the Left and the Rightp. 122
Political Theology as Political Theory-Prospects
Reinhold Niebuhr and the Crisis of Liberalism: Augustinian Realism and Democratic Politics in the Post-Enlightenmentp. 139
Genuine or Elitist Democracy? Christianity and Democracy in the Thought of István Bibó and Dietrich Bonhoefferp. 152
The New Political Theology as Political Theory: Johann Baptist Metz on Public Sufferingp. 162
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 197
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