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Christianity and Liberal Society

Robert Song


Liberalism forms the dominant political ideology of the modern world, but despite its pervasive influence, this is the first book-length treatment of liberal political thought from a Christian theological perspective. The book discusses the different aspects and interpretations of liberalism with reference to the critiques of three 20th-century theologians: the American Protestant Reinhold Niebuhr on the liberal progressivist philosophy of history; the lesser-known Canadian George Grant on the threat of technology to fundamental liberal values, as articulated in the recent work of John Rawls; ... More

Keywords: liberalism, Reinhold Niebuhr, George Grant, John Rawls, Jacques Maritain, political pluralism, political theology, Christian theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Song, author
Tutor in Ethics, St John's College, Durham