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The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

John Perry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study examines the roots of ongoing debates about religion and politics and also places the early‐modern founders of liberalism in conversation with today's theologians and political ... More


Burmese Loyalty Structure and the Dual Domination Paradigm

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In their adaptation of Buddhist practices to the American landscape, Burmese immigrant Buddhists have contended with not only domestic forces that demand conformity but also extraterritorial forces ... More


Introduction

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction outlines the structure of the book as a whole. The “Johannine liberalism” of John Locke and John Rawls relates religious and civic duties via a metaphor of boundaries or borders. ... More


Liberalism's Turn to Loyalty

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by recalling the case of a New York City priest threatened with jail for not revealing evidence obtained in confession. The case helps reveal tensions that lie within liberalism, ... More


Harmonized Loyalties and Abstract Respect: Two Sides to the Tolerationist Coin

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that there are two sides to toleration, although we have tended to see only one. A conceptual prerequisite to toleration as abstract respect (or governmental neutrality) is ... More


The Soul of Ministry

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the challenges facing Christian ministries in the United States. It discusses the notion that modern ministry is facing a crisis and suggests that the intimations of an earthly ... More


Civic Engagement

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What values and practices—religious or secular—shape civic engagement? Most colleges and universities aim for their students to become involved citizens, but this process becomes a fraught ... More


Bad Sex

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942190
eISBN:
9780199980765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942190.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines several specific policies enacted by the George W. Bush administration, including abstinence-only sex education, antiprostitution pledges, and the Prostitution Loyalty Oath in ... More


Affections and Political Institutions

Joshua Hordern

in Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 principally examines affections' role within the political institutions of representation and law. The eschatological emphasis is developed through Nussbaum's internally transcendent ... More


Commitment and Community: The Virtue of Loyalty and Vocational Discernment

Hannah Schell

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates that the relationship between vocation and virtue is not limited to the ancient world, but can be expanded and employed in the contemporary setting as well. It makes use of ... More


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