Public Reason and the Future of Theological Ethics: Indications from the American Experience

Studies in Christian Ethics 25 (2):134-140 (2012)
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In recent years, public reason in the United States has narrowed to a focus on national security and economic stability. This marks the loss of an aspirational element that has been historically important in American public life, and it tends toward the privatization of all moral arguments, not just those that depend on theological claims. To maintain theological integrity, Christian public reasoning will have to become more distinctively Christian, simply because there will be less shared ground to occupy with others. But the future of theological ethics also requires attention to the scope and quality of the public discussion itself



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