Salvation as the Catholic Post-Conflict Statebuilding Imperative

  • Denis Dragovic
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)


What differentiates Christian political theology from secular politics and its limiting theoretical models mentioned earlier is that to be a Christian is to acknowledge an alternative authority, namely that of Christ’s sovereignty and with this the possibility of eternal life. Christ’s atoning for man’s sins through His sacrifice re-established the covenant with God and opened the way to salvation and eternal life. Such a conceptualization places the end goal outside of the framework of traditional political and social science models making them inadequate to fully integrate the impetus for religious institutions in post-conflict statebuilding.


Common Good Absolute Poverty Moral Legitimacy Eternal Life Legal Validity 
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  • Denis Dragovic
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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