Item description for Church, State and Civil Society by David Fergusson...
At a time when secular liberalism is in crisis and when the civic contribution of religion is being re-assessed, the rich tradition of Christian political theology demands renewed attention. This book, based on the 2001 Bampton Lectures, explores the relationship of the church both to the state and civil institutions. Arguing that theological approaches to the state were often situated within the context of Christendom and are therefore outmoded, the author claims that a more differentiated approach can be developed by attention to the concept of civil society. The book offers a critical assessment of the effect of the First Amendment in the USA and, in a concluding chapter, it defends the case for continuing disestablishment in England and Scotland.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 052152959X ISBN13 9780521529594
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More About David Fergusson
Educated in philosophy and theology, David Fergusson worked for several years as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland. Before returning to Edinburgh to his present position as Professor of Divinity, he held the Chair of Systematic Theology in the University of Aberdeen from 1990-2000. His research interests include issues in Christian doctrine, theological ethics and the history of Reformed theology, especially in its Scottish context. He is a director and editorial board member of the Scottish Journal of Theology. He is also Principal of New College, Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
David Fergusson has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Edinburgh, UK University of Edinburgh University of Edin.
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