Religion and the Common Good: Catholic Contributions to Building Community in a Liberal Society

by Brian Stiltner (Author)
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The term "common good" has often been ill-defined or undefined in political, philosophical, and theological discourses. Brian Stiltner seeks to repair this deficit in his study Religion and the Common Good. He explores the meaning of the common good and the prospects for pursuing it in a liberal society. Focusing on the conceptions of common good in liberalism and communitarianism-the former stressing individual rights and social tolerance, the latter stressing a community's shared history and social practices-Stiltner argues that the two theories are not as irreconcilable as they seem, that they can be combined into a "communal liberalism."

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Publication Date
July 28, 1999
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Page count
212
ISBN
9781461641919
Paper ISBN
9780847694358