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Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics) [Hardcover]

Joshua Hordern

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1: Politics and Emotions
  • I. Emotion and religion in contemporary politics
  • II. The cognitivist turn in theories of emotion
  • III. Compassion as paradigm: Martha Nussbaum's approach
  • Conclusion
  • 2: Affections
  • I. Affections as the participative beginnings of understanding
  • II. Enduring affections
  • III. Affections and the end
  • Conclusion
  • 3: Affections and Political Institutions
  • I. Martha Nussbaum's political eschatology
  • II. Political affections in Deuteronomy, Luke and Acts
  • III. Representation, loyalty and law
  • IV. Compassion and shame revisited
  • Conclusion: Joy and awe
  • 4: Affections and Locality
  • I. Constitutional patriotism
  • II. Local affections
  • III. Constitutional patriotism revisited
  • Conclusion
  • 5: Renewing Political Affections
  • I. Transmission, trust and transposition
  • II. Faith in God as the source of joyful praise
  • III. Joyful praise as the beginning of political ethics
  • IV. Sharing in joyful praise of the crucified and risen Christ
  • V. Preserving trust
  • Conclusion: The return to praise
  • Epilogue: The Joy of All the Earth

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