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    Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian philosopher of state and civil society.Jonathan Chaplin - 2011 - Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press.
    The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America, which has extended, critiqued, and applied his thought in many academic fields. Jonathan Chaplin introduces Dooyeweerd for the first time to many English readers by critically expounding Dooyeweerd's social and political thought and by exhibiting its pertinence to contemporary civil society debates. Chaplin begins by contextualizing Dooyeweerd's thought, first in relation to present-day debates (...)
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    ‘Public justice’ as a critical political Norm.Jonathan Chaplin - 2007 - Philosophia Reformata 72 (2):130-150.
    ‘Public justice’ is one of the most widely-invoked of the many distinctive terms coined by Herman Dooyeweerd but, strangely, one of the least well analysed. Dooyeewerd holds that that the identity of the state is defined by a single, integrating and directing norm, the establishment of ‘public justice’. Elaborating the implications of this claim has occupied much neo-Calvinist political reflection and guided much political action inspired by that movement. Yet surprisingly little sustained theoretical reflection has been devoted in recent times (...)
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    Gooyeweerd's notion of societal structural principles.Jonathan Chaplin - 1995 - Philosophia Reformata 60 (1):16-36.
    The notion of societal structural principles is the foundation stone of Dooyeweerd’s social philosophy, and of the political and legal philosophy grounded in it, yet it has so far received little detailed critical analysis or constructive reformulation among reformational scholars. The aim of this paper is the modest one of illustrating the kind of analysis still to be done if the notion is to be put to more constructive use within social theory. I shall say little about the epistemological or (...)
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    Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies, written by David P. Gushee.Jonathan Chaplin - 2024 - Philosophia Reformata 89 (1):110-115.
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    Beyond multiculturalism – but to where? Public justice and cultural diversity.Jonathan Chaplin - 2008 - Philosophia Reformata 73 (2):190.
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    Introduction to the Special Issue on Religious Diversity, Political Theory, and Theology: Public Reason and Christian Theology.Paul Billingham & Jonathan Chaplin - 2021 - Social Theory and Practice 47 (3):451-456.
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    Reformational Insights for the Study of International Relations.Jonathan Chaplin - 2015 - Philosophia Reformata 80 (1):40-55.
  8. Guest Editorial.Jonathan Chaplin & Joshua Hordern - 2010 - Studies in Christian Ethics 23 (2):115-117.
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    Christianity and Civil Society: Catholic and Neo-Calvinist Perspectives.Stanley Carlson-Thies, Jonathan Chaplin, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kenneth L. Grasso, Russell Hittinger, Timothy Sherratt & James W. Skillen (eds.) - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    A work of contemporary Christian political thought, this volume addresses the crisis of modern democracy evident in the decline of the institutions of civil society and their theoretical justification. Drawing upon a rich store of social and political reflection found in the Catholic and Neo-Calvinist traditions, the essays mount a robust defense of the irreducible identity and value of the social institutions_family, neighborhood, church, civic association_that serve as the connective tissue of a political community.
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    An Institutionalist Reframing of the Religion and Public Reason Debate.Jonathan Chaplin - 2021 - Social Theory and Practice 47 (3):589-602.
    Responding to the preceding four articles, this piece presents a theologically-informed ‘institutionalist’ perspective on the debate within political liberalism over religion and public reason. Institutionalism calls for greater attention to the normative purpose and structural design of political institutions in order better to frame what political deliberation in a liberal democracy should look like. Eschewing any ‘idealization’ of citizens, and favouring an ‘argumentative’ account of democratic deliberation, it explores what public reasoning should consist in when viewed as an empirical practice (...)
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    Catholic political thought: what can evangelicals learn?Jonathan Chaplin - 1997 - Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 14 (3):10-14.
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    Subsidiarity.Jonathan Chaplin - 1997 - Ethical Perspectives 4 (2):117-130.
    It has always been the fate of centrally important concepts in public debate to be used promiscuously. ‘Democracy’, for instance, has long been assigned multiple contested meanings; its meaning is univocal only in the minds of passionate advocates of a single political project seeking to monopolize usage of the term, whether Liberals or Leninists. Theorists tend to worry about this conceptual promiscuity more than practitioners, who, firing off loaded concepts in the heat of political battle, are impatient of reminders that, (...)
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    Towards a Monotheistic Democratic Constitutionalism? Convergent Themes in Oliver O’Donovan, Sajjad Rizvi and Paul Heck.Jonathan Chaplin - 2016 - Studies in Christian Ethics 29 (2):169-176.
    This article responds to the papers by O’Donovan, Rizvi and Heck by identifying four convergent themes emerging from their accounts of Christian and Islamic political thought: the denial of salvific efficacy to the state; the claim that political authority is legitimated and limited by law; the attribution of a normative purpose to the state; and the ascription of a positive role for the people in the legitimation and scrutiny of political authority. The article poses the question whether this amounts to (...)
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    The Future of Theological Ethics: Response to Robin Lovin and Nigel Biggar.Jonathan Chaplin - 2012 - Studies in Christian Ethics 25 (2):148-152.
    This paper argues that the theological ethics of the future will be both more authentically Christian and more public, and briefly illustrates that claim in relation to the polity and to the academy. It argues, first, that Christian political reasoning should not be preoccupied with liberal anxieties about epistemic criteria for public reasoning, but rather turn its attention to the institutional telos of the polity, the political common good; and be prepared to speak in an openly Christian voice where appropriate. (...)
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    Theology and Public Philosophy: Four Conversations.Charles Taylor, Fred Dallmayr, William Schweiker, Nicholas Wolterstorff, J. Budziszewski, Jeanne Heffernan Schindler, Joshua Mitchell, Robin Lovin, Jonathan Chaplin, Michael L. Budde, Jean Porter, Eloise A. Buker, Christopher Beem, Peter Berkowitz & Jean Bethke Elshtain (eds.) - 2012 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    This volume brings together eminent theologians, philosophers and political theorists to discuss such questions as how religious understandings have shaped the moral landscape of contemporary culture; the possible contributions of theology and theologically informed moral argument to contemporary public life; the problem of religious and moral discourse in a pluralistic society; and the proper relationship between religion and culture.
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    Book Review: Luke Bretherton, Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2015 - Studies in Christian Ethics 30 (2):228-232.
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    Book Review: Sebastian Kim, Theology in the Public Sphere: Public Theology as a Catalyst for Open Debate and Miroslav Volf, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2014 - Studies in Christian Ethics 27 (1):103-108.
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    Political Liberalism and Christian Political Theology: A Review of Two Works by Liberals that Can Enhance Prospects for Dialogue. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2018 - Studies in Christian Ethics 31 (3):281-295.
    This review article assesses the usefulness of two substantial recent books on religion by liberal political philosophers, Cécile Laborde and Aurélia Bardon, Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy, and Cécile Laborde, Liberalism’s Religion. It opens by situating these books against the landscape of UK-based work on the place of public religion in liberal democracy by both liberal political philosophers and Christian political theologians. Noting the relative paucity—by comparison with those from North America—of contributions on the theme from both quarters, it welcomes (...)
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  19. Book Reviews : Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society, by James V. Schall. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. 241 pp. pb. US$22.50. ISBN 0-8476-8684-1. Jacques Maritain: Christian Democrat and the Quest for a New Commonwealth, by M. Susan Power. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America (Plymouth: Plymbridge), 1998. 183 pp. pb. 21. ISBN 0-7618-0935-X. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2000 - Studies in Christian Ethics 13 (1):118-122.
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    Book Review: Donald W. Norwood, Democracy and the Christian Churches: Ecumenism and the Politics of Belief. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2020 - Studies in Christian Ethics 33 (3):430-433.
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    Book Review: Luke Bretherton, Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common LifeBrethertonLuke, Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics . xv + 474 pp. £24.99/$US36.99. ISBN 978-1-107-64196-9. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2017 - Studies in Christian Ethics 30 (2):228-232.
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    Book Review: Nicholas Wolterstorff, The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2014 - Studies in Christian Ethics 27 (3):378-381.
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    Book Review: Nick Spencer, Doing God: A Future for Faith in the Public Square . 74 pp. £10 , ISBN 0—9554453—0—2. Faith and Nation: Report of a Commission of Inquiry to the UK Evangelical Alliance . 170 pp. £10 , no ISBN. Jonathan Bartley, Faith and Politics after Christendom: The Church as a Movement for Anarchy . xxi + 233 pp. £9.99 , ISBN 978—1—84227—348—7. Stuart Murray, Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange New World . xvi + 343 pp. n.p. , ISBN 978—1—84227—261—9. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2008 - Studies in Christian Ethics 21 (1):145-153.
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    Book Review: Sebastian Kim, Theology in the Public Sphere: Public Theology as a Catalyst for Open Debate and Miroslav Volf, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2014 - Studies in Christian Ethics 27 (1):103-108.
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    Robert Audi and Nicholas Wolterstorff, Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 1997, 174pp. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 1999 - Philosophia Reformata 64 (1):81-85.
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    Book Reviews : Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society, by James V. Schall. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. 241 pp. pb. US$22.50. ISBN 0-8476-8684-1. Jacques Maritain: Christian Democrat and the Quest for a New Commonwealth, by M. Susan Power. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America (Plymouth: Plymbridge), 1998. 183 pp. pb. £21. ISBN 0-7618-0935-X. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2000 - Studies in Christian Ethics 13 (1):118-122.
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    Book Review: Donald W. Norwood, Democracy and the Christian Churches: Ecumenism and the Politics of Belief. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2020 - Studies in Christian Ethics 33 (3):430-433.
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  28. Book Reviews : Religious Liberty: Catholic struggles with pluralism, by John Courtney Murray, edited by J. Leon Hooper. Louisville, Ky, Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993. 272pp. pb. US $15.99. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 1995 - Studies in Christian Ethics 8 (1):131-135.
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  29. Book Reviews : Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, edited by J. Witte and J. van der Vyver. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1996. Vol. 1: Religious Perspectives: xxxv + 597 pp. hb. 124. Vol. 2: Legal Perspectives: xlvii + 670 pp. hb. 124. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 1997 - Studies in Christian Ethics 10 (1):138-142.
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    Book Review: Politics, Theology and History. [REVIEW]Jonathan Chaplin - 2003 - Studies in Christian Ethics 16 (2):107-113.
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