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In search of the common good

This collection focuses on the meaning of the common good and what resources Christian theology, biblical studies, and ethics might contribute to our understanding of it. The rationale for the discussion is ultimately theological.
Print Book, English, ©2005
T & T Clark International, New York, ©2005
vii, 360 s. ; 24 cm
9780567027702, 0567027708
Introduction / Jacqueline Lapsley
"That it may go well with you" : the commandments and the common good / Patrick D. Miller
When mercy seasons justice : Jonah and the common good / Jacqueline Lapsley
Uncommon love and the common good : Christians as citizens in the letters of Paul / Victor Paul Furnish
The common good in Thomas Aquinas / Jean Porter
The common good in Catholic social teaching / Dennis McCann
Public discourse and common good / Robin Lovin
Whose good, whose commons?
Introduction / Josiah Young
It takes a community or at least an association / C. Eric Mount, Jr
A rose by any other name? : deconstructing the essence of "common" / Cheryl Kirk-Duggan
Good is knowing when to stop : denucleation and the end of privilege / Josiah Young
Common good in performance / Milner Ball
Community, society, and politics
Introduction / James Skillen
"The common good" as political norm / James Skillen
The common good, our commons goods, and the uncommon good in a globalizing era / Max Stackhouse
Killing for the telephone company : why the nation-state is not the keeper of the common good / William Cavanaugh
The triunity of common good / Robert W. Jenson