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Robert Song

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.001.0001

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An Interpretation of Liberalism

An Interpretation of Liberalism

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(p.9) 2 An Interpretation of Liberalism
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Christianity and Liberal Society
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Robert Song

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.003.0002

This chapter examines the interpretation of liberalism by Christian theologians and philosophers. It proposes an interpretation of liberalism as a diffuse phenomenon, one which is sufficiently coherent to warrant talk of resemblances of its varieties or families. This method allows critics of liberalism to focus on some of the generating forces of liberalism rather than just on their outworkings and it reveals that diffuseness of liberalism occurs in two dimensions.

Keywords:   liberalism, Christian theologians, Christian philosophers, diffuseness, Christianity

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