In Search Of The Common Good (Theology for the Twenty-First Century)

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Published by T. & T. Clark Publishers .

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Subjects:

  • Christian moral & pastoral theology,
  • Theology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Theology - Academic,
  • Religion,
  • Christian Theology - Ethics,
  • Good and evil

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Book details

ContributionsDennis P. McCann (Editor), Patrick D. Miller (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7853789M
ISBN 100567027708
ISBN 109780567027702

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In Search of the Common Good reclaims a vision of common life for our fractured times: a vision that doesn’t depend on the destinies of our economies or our political institutions, but on our citizenship in a heavenly city.

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Augustine's emphatic answer is yes (see start of chap. The Common Good () is a call for Americans to try and work toward the collective good once again, rather than continue along the path of “whatever-it-takes-to-win,” which has been the overriding mentality for the last few decades.

The author outlines the importance of the common good and how we should go about restoring it. Common good, that which benefits society as a whole, in contrast to the private good of individuals and sections of society.

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Book II, c. The purpose of man is to contemplate and enjoy the highest of goods, God. The common good therefore has both a supernatural dimension and a temporal dimension, which coincides with what society needs in order to live in a good way. In modern times, the concept of the common good was cut off from that tradition, and so there.

In Search of the Common Good focuses on the meaning of the common good and what resources Christian theology, biblical studies, and ethics might contribute to our understanding of it.

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