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Lawyers Christian Fellowship Ethics Lecture:
"Talking God: A Christian Voice in a Secular Society?"
speaking at Buccleugh and Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2nd February 2013.
SEE ALSO (pamphlet):
"Talking God: The Legitimacy of Religious Public Reasoning"
by Jonathan Chaplin
(Director of The Kirby Laing Institute For Christian Ethics - KLICE)
Highly recommended reading for anyone concerned with presenting Christian views in political or public forums. Very relevant to current Scottish context.
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SEE ALSO (following online article HERE):
Living with Liberalism: understanding regimes of tolerance
How tolerant is liberal toleration? Jonathan Chaplin drills down into the practice of liberalism's doctrine of toleration, and its implications for the public square, especially in the university. Dr. Chaplin is a leading neocalvinist political scholar. (December 22, 2006)
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Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society
by Jonathan Chaplin (Published 2011)
"The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894–1977) left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America, which has extended, critiqued, and applied his thought in many academic fields. Jonathan Chaplin introduces Dooyeweerd for the first time to many English readers by critically expounding Dooyeweerd’s social and political thought and by exhibiting its pertinence to contemporary civil society debates. Chaplin begins by contextualizing Dooyeweerd’s thought, first in relation to present-day debates and then in relation to the work of the Dutch philosopher Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920). Chaplin outlines the distinctive theory of historical and cultural development that serves as an essential backdrop to Dooyeweerd’s substantive social philosophy; examines Dooyeweerd’s notion of societal structural principles; and sets forth his complex classification of particular types of social structure and their various interrelationships. Chaplin provides a detailed examination of Dooyeweerd’s theory of the state, its definitive nature, and its proper role vis-à-vis other elements of society. Dooyeweerd’s contributions, Chaplin concludes, assist us in mapping the ways in which state and civil society should be related to achieve justice and the public good."
Table of Contents (free pdf)
Intro & Chap 1 (free pdf)
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