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In Pursuit of Justice : Christian-Democratic Explorations - James W. Skillen

In Pursuit of Justice

Christian-Democratic Explorations

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Published: 28th September 2004
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This is a series of eight essays on diverse public policy concerns that asks the questions: What does racial justice, or environmental protection, or family policy look like when approached from a Christian-democratic perspective? And what about the civil-society questions of welfare, education, and political participation? The author, James W. Skillen, argues that the roots of a Christian-democratic approach are neither liberal nor conservative, but pluralistic, opening the way to a healthy regard for both social complexity and government's responsibility to uphold political community. Published in cooperation with the Center for Public Justice

...Although one might quibble with Skillen on specifics - for example, on which forms of educational choice or PR to adopt - overall his emphasis on government's role in protecting the commons, as well as the diverse nongovernmental responsibilities properly belonging to God's image-bearers, is one that is sorely needed in a North American society caught between polarizing approaches of individualism and statism.--David T. Koyzis "Christian Social Thought "

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
What Distinguishes a Christian-Democratic Point of View?p. 1
Civil Society and Human Developmentp. 19
The Question of Being Humanp. 41
E Pluribus Unum and Faith-Based Welfare Reformp. 59
The Cause of Racial Justicep. 77
Equal Education for Allp. 93
Liberalism and the Environmentp. 111
Citizenship and Electoral Reformp. 129
Notesp. 147
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 175
About the Authorp. 179
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ISBN: 9780742535244
ISBN-10: 074253524X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th September 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.01  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.29