What Do Religion, Politics and Science Contribute to the Good Society? Essays in Calvinist Social Theory

Author: Richardson, Herbert
Year:1991
Pages:239
ISBN:0-7734-9218-6
978-0-7734-9218-9
Price:179.95
Essays include: The Sociotechnic Age; What Makes a Society Political?; Civil Religion in a Theological Perspective; Martin Luther King: Unsung Theologian; What is the Value of Life?; God is the Creator of Human Life: A Calvinist Defense of Surrogate Motherhood; Freedom and the Will; A Philosophy of Unity; and Three Myths of Transcendence. Includes an introduction which sets out, in concentrated form, some key theological issues in a Calvinist social theory and establishes the overall perspective within which the following essays are to be interpreted.

Table of Contents

I. THE PREMODERN CLASSIC EPICS
Oedipus, Oresteia, Iliad, Odyssey, Beowulf, Dante
II. THE MODERN FAUST EPIC
Shakespeare, Calvin, Milton, Goethe, Coleridge, Mann
III. THE ROMANTIC EPIC
Joan of Arc, Cervantes, Bunyan, Russo, Emerson, Whitman
IV. CONFLICT OF EPICS:The Epic of Civil Disobedience
Thoreau, Gandhi, King
V. EPICS OF REINCARNATION
Wagner, Hesse, Jesus
VI. EPICS FOR FURTHER READING
Mabinogion, Huck Finn, Cather, August Wilson