Common Ground on the Common Good

Conservative evangelical Michael Gerson makes nice with progressive evangelical Jim Wallis. Check it out here.

The book has broader value in challenging a variety of shallow modern ideologies.

• Contra libertarianism: The common good is not identical to the triumph of market forces. Constructing it is the shared duty of communities, corporations and government.

• Contra modern liberalism: The common good is not identical to the triumph of autonomy and choice. Humans flourish in the context of binding moral commitments such as marriage and family. And the most vulnerable members of the human community deserve special concern and protection.

• Contra secularism: The common good is not achieved by banishing religion from the public square. Religious institutions perform works of mercy, carry ideals of justice and should be sheltered by a generous interpretation of religious liberty.

In a political era of rights talk and special-interest pleading, a greater emphasis on the common good would make American politics more civil, admirable and humane.

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One Reply to “Common Ground on the Common Good”

  1. Quand la tête est toujours coincé dans un jeu vidéo , c’est leur
    réalité – donc , au fil du temps , ils peuvent développer une vision déformée de ce qui est bien et mal – ou même ce qui est réel et ce qui n’est pas .
    Une façon de catégoriser les jeux de société est
    de distinguer celles qui sont fondées principalement sur
    la chance de ceux qui impliquent une stratégie importante .

    Elle est faite surtout pour les enfants plus
    âgés cependant, mais c’est un tel jeu interactif et amusant qui vous fait casser une sueur major .

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