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.
David VanDrunen is Robert B. Strimple professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California). He is author of Law and Custom: The Thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Future of Common Law (Lang, 2003).
Issue: "The Imitation of Christ" March/April 2009 Vol. 18 No. 2 Page number(s): 44-46
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