"Politics & the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship" by Eric Gregory

Friday, 27 Feb 2009

This is a significant and learned book. Its basic concern is the theology of Augustine and its implications for citizens seeking to live responsibly in a liberal democratic society. Before I get to Eric Gregory's argument, a few words of explanation about Augustine and "liberalism" may be helpful. As most readers of Modern Reformation know, Augustine of Hippo was a great theologian of the church in fourth- and fifth-century North Africa. Many aspects of Augustine's theology have been widely influential in subsequent Christian theology, including his convictions about the place of ...

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