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Dialectical Democracy through Christian Thought

Individualism, Relationalism, and American Politics

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. David R. Brockman
    Pages 17-32
  3. David R. Brockman
    Pages 33-62
  4. David R. Brockman
    Pages 63-73
  5. David R. Brockman
    Pages 75-106
  6. David R. Brockman
    Pages 107-143
  7. David R. Brockman
    Pages 145-171
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-229

About this book


Dialectical Democracy through Christian Thought offers an accessible yet theologically groundbreaking intervention into the battle over the role of government in the market. This book shows that the fight over policy involves a fundamental disagreement about who we are as human beings: independent individuals, or essentially social creatures.


American politics democracy policy

About the authors

David R. Brockman is Adjunct Professor at Brite Divinity School and in the Religious Studies Department, Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, USA.

Bibliographic information


David Brockman's new book offers us a major re-interpration of the relevance of Christian theology, and in particular theological anthropology, to understanding the deep divisions within American society. His own deeply Christian perspective opens up ways through the current impasse in contemporary politics. - Kenneth Cracknell, President Emeritus of the Cambridge Theological Federation

Many people today assume that the political, economic, and religious polarization that is the subject of this book can be overcome by assuming that 'the truth lies in the middle.' The great merit of David Brockman's work is that he develops alternatives rather than seeking compromise, armed with fresh readings of the Christian heritage and a commitment to its prophetic challenges. - Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, US