3 edition of Civil religion in political thought found in the catalog.
Civil religion in political thought
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Ronald Weed and John von Heyking.|
|Contributions||Weed, Ronald L., Heyking, John von.|
|LC Classifications||BL98.5 .C58 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009030748|
Civil religion affords a model for forging consensus based upon founding principles that transcend differences in ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and political party. The promise of unity this vision holds out—based on convictions that we are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights, and share common dreams and pursuits—is. The Protestant Roots of American Civil Religion Hu m a n i t a s • 79 church.1 These kinds of observations reinforce what Henry Van Til2 or Russell Kirk3 argued concerning the close relationship of reli- gion, culture, and political institutions. Indeed, one is hard pressed to deny that Christian character and thinking has had a salutary.
The idea of America's special place in history has been a guiding light for centuries. With thoughtful insight, John D. Wilsey traces the concept of exceptionalism, including its theological meaning and implications for civil religion. This careful history considers not only the abuses of the idea but how it can also point to constructive civil engagement and human flourishing. Even the great non-theological thinkers in the history of Western political thought—those who considered religion not from the standpoint of the religious teacher concerned with the salvation of.
To have one's book reviewed by a famous polymath like David P. Goldman (a.k.a. "Spengler") in a prestigious journal like the Claremont Review of Books would have been gratifying if only the review were not so dyspeptic ("Neither American, Nor Civil, Nor a Religion," Spring ). 1. The Standard View. The standard view among political theorists, such as Robert Audi, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Larmore, Steven Macedo, Martha Nussbaum, and John Rawls is that religious reasons can play only a limited role in justifying coercive laws, as coercive laws that require a religious rationale lack moral legitimacy.  If the standard view is correct, there is an important asymmetry Cited by: 2.
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Civil Religion offers philosophical commentaries on more than twenty thinkers stretching from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The book examines four important traditions within the history of modern political philosophy and delves into how each of them addresses the problem of by: The essays in this volume blend historical and philosophical reflection with concern for contemporary political problems.
They show that the causes and motivations of civil religion are a permanent fixture of the human condition, though some of its manifestations and proximate causes have shifted in an Civil religion in political thought book of multiculturalism, religious toleration, and secularizationCited by: 2.
Book Description: The essays in this volume blend historical and philosophical reflection with concern for contemporary political problems. They show that the causes and motivations of civil religion are a permanent fixture of the human condition, though some of its manifestations and proximate causes have shifted in an age of multiculturalism, religious toleration, and secularization.
The term civil religion comes from a particular text – Book IV, chapter 8 of Rousseau's Social Contract. Nevertheless, pursued with sufficient doggedness, radicality, and intellectual ambition, the idea of civil religion can open up to us not only the unique political thought-world of Rousseau's work as a whole but also the unique thought Author: Ronald Beiner.
With essays on ancient, medieval, and modern political philosophers, and essays on major statements and figures from the United States and Canada, this volume demonstrates why civil religion is an enduring political phenomenon.
The essays in this volume blend historical and philosophical reflection with concern for contemporary political problems. Civil Religion offers philosophical commentaries on more than twenty thinkers stretching from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
It examines four important traditions within the history of modern political : Ronald Beiner. Buy this book if you are interested in learning more about why the majority of (white) American Evangelicals value limited government and moral conservatism.
Lynerd provides workable and understandable definitions of civil religion and political theology and argues that this group of voters espouses a Republican by: 3. American civil religion is a sociological theory that a nonsectarian quasi-religious faith exists within the United States with sacred symbols drawn from national history.
Scholars have portrayed it as a cohesive force, a common set of values that foster social and cultural integration. The ritualistic elements of ceremonial deism found in American ceremonies and presidential invocations of.
The topic of civil religion turns our attention to the realm of action where human beings have little choice but to disclose the unexamined faith within which their lives unfold. This is a timely exploration of the problem of civil religion in the history of political thought. show more4/5(1).
Civil religion in political thought [electronic resource]: its perennial questions and enduring relevance in North America / edited by Ronald Weed & John von Heyking. Format E-Book Published Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, c Description xi, p.
; 24 cm. URL. Civil religion, a public profession of faith that aims to inculcate political values and that prescribes dogma, rites, and rituals for citizens of a particular country.
This definition of civil religion remains consistent with its first sustained theoretical treatment, in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract ().
Rousseau dedicated a penultimate and relatively lengthy chapter of. Religion has always been central to explanations of the political and ideological causes and course of the English civil war. Where historians once privileged aspects of the conflict that associated it with a broader narrative about the historic development of religious toleration and parliamentary democracy, the s witnessed a shift whereby it was more firmly contained within Cited by: 1.
Religion, Political Thought and the English Civil War Article in History Compass 11(1) January with 74 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Human beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behavior and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals.
This Oxford Reader contains key writings on political thought, covering. Indian Political Thought: Themes and Thinkers covers all major Indian political thinkers from the ancient, through medieval to the modern times.
Thus, this book provides an overview of the evolution of the Indian political thought through different historical periods, giving an insight into the sociological and political conditions of the times that shaped the Indian political thinking.
Republican Theology The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals Benjamin T. Lynerd. The book treats political theology as a constitutive feature of political behavior.
Coins a new term, "republican theology," for a ubiquitous yet unnamed (and not well documented) phenomenon in American intellectual history. Civil religion is a concept that originated in French political thought and became a major topic for American sociologists since its use by Robert Bellah in the s.
It means the implicit religious values of a nation, as expressed through public rituals, symbols (such as the national flag) and ceremonies on sacred days and at sacred places (such as monuments, battlefields or national.
The last chapter is an examination of Tocqueville’s account of civil religion and the American regime Detailed, thought-provoking, and based on the careful study of original texts, this survey of religion and politics in the West will appeal to scholars in the history of political philosophy, political theory, and American political thought.
Christianity and Civil Religion in Hobbes’s Leviathan Thomas Hobbes’s Ecclesiastical History; Her research focuses on the relationship between political thought and religion in the early modern period.
Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a : Sarah Mortimer. The religious thought of Edmund Burke includes published works by Edmund Burke and commentary on the same. Burke's religious thought was grounded in his belief that religion is the foundation of civil society.
He sharply criticized deism and atheism and emphasized Christianity as a vehicle of social progress. Born in Ireland to a Protestant father and Catholic mother, Burke vigorously defended. ‘Complete, well-documented, lucid, and always thought-provoking, Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion takes stock of a rapidly growing debate on the changing relation of religion and politics in the 21st century.
Always paying the complexity of the subject its dues, Ungureanu's and Monti's volume is a must-read for any reader up to.The Idea of a Civil Religion. The phrase "civil religion" is, of course, Rousseau's. In chapter 8, book 4 of The Social Contract, he outlines the simple dogmas of the civil religion: the existence of God, the life to come, the reward of virtue and the punishment of vice, and the exclusion of religious intolerance.
All other religious opinions. American Covenant. A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present. Philip Gorski. Princeton University Press. pp. The recent retirement of .