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Theologie im Spannungsfeld von Kirche und Politik - Theology in Engagement with Church and Politics

Hans Schwarz zum 75. Geburtstag- Hans Schwarz on the Occasion of his 75 th Birthday


Edited By Matthias Heesch, Thomas Kothmann and Craig L. Nessan

Die 39 Beiträge dieses Sonderbandes beleuchten das Thema Theologie im Spannungsfeld von Kirche und Politik aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. Neben historischen Aspekten werden sowohl politisch-zeitgeschichtliche Fragen als auch ethische Problemstellungen bedacht. Weitere Aufsätze widmen sich der praktisch-theologischen Reflexion und Konkretion im Rahmen der christlichen Gemeinde, wie auch der Relevanz des Themas in außereuropäischen politisch-kulturellen Kontexten. Der internationale Autorenkreis setzt sich überwiegend aus Kolleginnen und Kollegen, Schülerinnen und Schülern des Regensburger Systematikers Hans Schwarz zusammen. Im Rahmen der Regensburger Summer School 2014 haben sie damit auch das Lebenswerk von Hans Schwarz anlässlich von dessen 75. Geburtstags gewürdigt, in dem das theologisch geleitete Umgehen mit der säkularen Welt eine wichtige Rolle spielt.
The 39 contributions to this special issue develop the theme Theology in Engagement with Church and Politics from a variety of perspectives. Alongside the exploration of historical aspects, both contemporary political questions and ethical dilemmas are examined. Further contributions are devoted to the reflection upon practical theology, Christian congregational praxis, and contextual studies, which demonstrate the political and cultural relevance of this theme beyond Europe. The international circle of authors is constituted largely of colleagues and students of Professor Hans Schwarz, systematic theologian from Regensburg, Germany. In conjunction with the 2014 University of Regensburg Summer School, the authors dedicate this volume to the lifetime achievement of Hans Schwarz on the occasion of his 75 th birthday, in whose work the engagement of theology with the secular world plays a major role.
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The Role of Religion in the Public Domain: Reflecting on John Rawls’s Political Theory in the Light of the Philippine Experience


Limuel Equina


The significance of Rawls’s political theory for the Philippines: In this theory, everybody has a sense of ownership of a reasonable political conception of justice agreed upon as a result of a long process of political arguments based on the principle of public reason.

In a society which has a rich history of religious consciousness and heritage, the legitimacy of the moral force of religion in influencing public life is impossible to ignore. Moreover, the issues become more complex when people who have varied religious persuasions and also disagreements live together under one political structure. In such a context of diversity, John Rawls’s question, “How is it possible that deeply opposed though reasonable comprehensive doctrines may live together and all affirm the political conception of a constitutional regime?” is worth considering.

The interest in the study of the Rawls’s political theory on “overlapping consensus” is stimulated by his interest in religion as a factor to consider in the construction of a political doctrine that is comprehensive and reasonable. This paper intends to see the significance of Rawls’s political theory in the pursuit for a just society in the light of the Philippine experience.

Rawls’s understanding of the role of religion in the political system is fundamentally inseparable from his understanding of political liberalism. His view of political liberalism should be understood in the light of the philosophical battles between religion and liberalism for more than 50 years...

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