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The Politics of Human Frailty: A Theological Defen&hellip by Chris Insole
Theologians often criticise political liberalism for various failings. Insole shows how the liberal tradition is far more complex than is usually acknowledged and that the strand stemming from Burke survives all the usual criticisms made by theologians against liberalism (such as an autonomous subject, a refusal of dependency, a denial of the limitations of human knowledge of power). What emerges is a very attractive form of liberalism that can be read as taking account of human imperfection as expressed in the Christian doctrine of the fall. The combination of historical and philosophical scholarship is exemplary. It has a masterly critique of radical orthodox communitarianism (without… Read more

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