The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God

By Nelson, Eric

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9780674240940
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Harvard Univ.


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Reviewed on October 11, 2019  |  Arts

Early modern philosophers advocated a Pelagian theodicy: humans are empowered moral agents, responsible for the world's condition. This is potentially the best of all possible worlds, as long as humans use their reasoning ability to construct just social institutions. This theodicy, argues Nelson (government, Harvard Univ.; The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding), lies behind political liberalism's commitment to social contractarianism. However, John Rawls...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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