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The Christian Realist Perspective: The Political Theology of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Reinhold Niebuhr

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The Christian Realist Perspective: The Political Theology of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Reinhold Niebuhr

Tsonchev, Tsoncho (2015) The Christian Realist Perspective: The Political Theology of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Christian political theology deals with the problems of the ultimate questions: the existence of God and the application of His law in the realm of human relations. Through exploring the political theology of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Reinhold Niebuhr, this study discusses the great issues of war and peace, the character of human nature, the necessity of political responsibility, the importance of moral choices, the functions of authority, and the meaning of history and progress. It argues that Christian realism withstands the serious critiques leveled against it, provided that the complementary strengths and weaknesses of these three figures is taken into account.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Tsonchev, Tsoncho
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Theological Studies
Date:15 July 2015
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allen, Paul
Keywords:Christian Realism, political theology, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Reinhold Niebuhr, political philosophy, philosophy of history
ID Code:980395
Deposited By: TSONCHO TSONCHEV
Deposited On:02 Nov 2015 15:53
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:51
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