A Polity Of Persuasion

Author: Jeffrey W. Driver
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630871702
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A Polity Of Persuasion from the Author: Jeffrey W. Driver. At an international level, Anglicanism has almost no mandating or juridical power. Stresses and threats of division over issues such as human sexuality have resulted in moves to enhance the Communion's central structures and instruments. However, it is becoming clear that there is little likelihood of substantial change in this direction succeeding, at least in the medium term. The challenge for Anglicanism is to make a "polity of persuasion" work more effectively. This volume seeks to identify some trends and shifts of emphasis in Anglican ecclesiology to serve that end. Jeffrey Driver argues that there is more at stake in such an exercise than Anglican unity. In an ever-shrinking, pluralist, and conflicted world, where oneness is often forced by dominance, the People of God are called to model something different. The injunction of Jesus, "it is not so among you," challenged his followers to use power and live in community in a way that contrasted with what occurred "among the Gentiles" (Mark 10:41-45). This is why the sometimes tedious debates about authority and structure in the Anglican Communion could actually matter--because they might have something to say about being human in community, about sharing power and coexisting, about living interdependently on a tiny and increasingly stressed planet. The Anglican experiment in dispersed authority, for all its grief, could be a powerful gift.

Persuasion Power And Polity

Author: Gus DiZerega
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
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Persuasion Power And Polity from the Author: Gus DiZerega. This interpretation of classical sources of democratic theory describes routes to self-government. It meshes interpretations of Aristotle's political and ethical writings and the republican ideals of Jefferson and Madison with insights derived from modern sciences of complexity.

The Primitive Polity Of Christian Churches A Discourse On Eph Ii 19 22 Delivered At The Public Recognition Of G Y Jeffreys As Pastor Of The Congregational Church In Durban Natal Oct 25 1857

Author: Lewis GROUT
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The Primitive Polity Of Christian Churches A Discourse On Eph Ii 19 22 Delivered At The Public Recognition Of G Y Jeffreys As Pastor Of The Congregational Church In Durban Natal Oct 25 1857 from the Author: Lewis GROUT.

Democratic Faith

Author: Patrick Deneen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400826896
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Democratic Faith from the Author: Patrick Deneen. The American political reformer Herbert Croly wrote, "For better or worse, democracy cannot be disentangled from an aspiration toward human perfectibility." Democratic Faith is at once a trenchant analysis and a powerful critique of this underlying assumption that informs democratic theory. Patrick Deneen argues that among democracy's most ardent supporters there is an oft-expressed belief in the need to "transform" human beings in order to reconcile the sometimes disappointing reality of human self-interest with the democratic ideal of selfless commitment. This "transformative impulse" is frequently couched in religious language, such as the need for political "redemption." This is all the more striking given the frequent accompanying condemnation of traditional religious belief that informs the "democratic faith." At the same time, because so often this democratic ideal fails to materialize, democratic faith is often subject to a particularly intense form of disappointment. A mutually reinforcing cycle of faith and disillusionment is frequently exhibited by those who profess a democratic faith--in effect imperiling democratic commitments due to the cynicism of its most fervent erstwhile supporters. Deneen argues that democracy is ill-served by such faith. Instead, he proposes a form of "democratic realism" that recognizes democracy not as a regime with aspirations to perfection, but that justifies democracy as the regime most appropriate for imperfect humans. If democratic faith aspires to transformation, democratic realism insists on the central importance of humility, hope, and charity.

Covenant Polity In Biblical Israel

Author: Daniel J. Elazar
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412820516
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Covenant Polity In Biblical Israel from the Author: Daniel J. Elazar. In this first volume of a trilogy, Daniel J. Elazar addresses political uses of the idea of covenant, the tradition that has adhered to that idea, and the political arrangements that flow from it, Among the topics covered are covenant as a political concept, the Bible as a political commentary, the post-biblical tradition, medieval covenant theory, and Jewish political culture.

Preface To The Laws Of Ecclesiastical Polity

Author: Richard Hooker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107698820
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Preface To The Laws Of Ecclesiastical Polity from the Author: Richard Hooker. Originally published in 1922, this volume contains the preface for Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity by theologian Richard Hooker.

Science And Polity In France

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691118499
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Science And Polity In France from the Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie. Originally published: Science and polity in France at the end of the Old Regime. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1980.

Citizens And The European Polity

Author: David Sanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199602336
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Citizens And The European Polity from the Author: David Sanders. Citizens and the European Polity reviews empirical data covering nearly forty years in the development of the Union and shows how comparable challenges in the past shaped public opinion towards integration, and via that, the process of integration itself.