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Reclaiming the Common Good : How Christians can help re-build our broken world, Paperback / softback Book

Reclaiming the Common Good : How Christians can help re-build our broken world Paperback / softback

Edited by Virginia Moffatt


After decades of political consensus, we are entering a time in which everything about the way we live today, and about how our society and communities are structured, is up for discussion.

Many people are feeling empowered to ask: What kind of world do we want to live in?

One that works for a few, or one that works for the common good?What part can Christians play in building a future of hope, peace, equality an justice?Reclaiming the Common Good is a collection of essays which consider these themes.

Beginning with an explanation of the history and meaning of the term `common good', it explores how the sense of working for this ideal has been lost.

Focussing, biblically, on issues such as welfare, austerity, migration, environment, peace and justice, it provides a compellingly fresh and insightful analysis on the state of the world today, and offers a realistic vision of how it could be better.

This vision is rooted in the idea of a new heaven, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem, as suggested in the book of Revelation. This collection has been compiled and edited by Virginia Moffatt, a writer, community activist and former Chief Operating Officer of the belief and values think-tank, Ekklesia.

Its other contributors are: Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, John Moffatt SJ, Simon Barrow, Bernadette Meaden, Dr Simon Duffy, Rev.

Vaughan Jones, Savitri Hensman , Ellen Teague, Edward P.

Echlin, Henrietta Cullinan, Susan Clarkson and Rev. Dr Simon Woodman.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Christian life & practice
  • ISBN: 9780232533156



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