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Beyond The Secular And Enchanted Binary -The “Deep Stories” Informing Contemporary Conservatism (Roger Green)

The rise of rightwing populism has prompted many academics to examine its causes and motivations.  Among these examinations has been an increase in attention to political conservatism and the Christian Right in the U.S. As an American heading off to Melk Monasery in Austria for a conference pithily titled, “The Crisis […]

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The Politics of Man’s Exaltation—Psalm 8 (Alastair Roberts)

Psalm 8’s presentation of human dominion and politics as a creation of God has significant ramifications for our posture towards the various forms of human rule and authority. The juxtaposition of divinely appointed power and human weakness humbles arrogant ambition, encouraging a spirit of meekness and modest service in our politics.

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Comments on Cardinal Cupich’s Consistent Ethic of Solidarity (Matthew A. Shadle)

In April, Cardinal Blasé Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, gave the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Common Cause Inaugural Address at Loyola University in Chicago, and this address was recently published by Commonweal. In the address, Cupich revisits the “consistent ethic of life” proposed by his predecessor Bernardin, suggesting that it has […]

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Book Preview – Cultivating A New Indian Political Theory (Aakash Singh Rathore)

Aakash Singh Rathore. Indian Political Theory: Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj.  Routledge, 2017. Increasingly influential and widespread critiques of the internationally dominant tradition of political theory – that is, Rawlsian liberalism – along with the advent of globalization, have led political theorists toward the view that political theory should not […]

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Conservatives’ Core Values Not As Theologically Grounded As Many Believe (Jonathan Cole)

Is conservatism the natural political home of Christianity? That certainly appears to be the case if the voting habits of American Christians are anything to go by. Pew Research Center analysis suggests that 78-81% of white, born-again and evangelical Christians and 52-60% of white Catholics have voted for the Republican […]

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