For Eric Nelson, "Rawls is a failed early-modern theologian, whose legacy is to leave liberals without a good reason to believe that justice requires even modest redistribution." 's engaging review of The Theology of Liberalism in
. reviews my colleague Eric Nelson’s provocative new book on Rawls, liberalism and theodicy (happy for my own book to be described as an ‘exciting new leftish history’ 👏)
Moyn on Nelson on Rawls on theodicy
Old theological questions are important, they inform current secular political debates. But they are not prefiguring antetypes of our current issues, and we are free to let go of them. I didn't know this even needed to be said, but says it well
This is a really thought provoking review by Sam Moyn of material I’ve just spent the last two weeks lecturing on: Augustinian tinged liberalism... A Theology of Liberalism Rawls & Theodicy | Commonweal Magazine
"What the Lisbon earthquake was to Leibniz—a scandal for the simpleminded that did not necessarily disprove God’s goodness and justice—neoliberalism is to Nelson." Here is my review of Eric Nelson's important new book.
If theodicy can neither be proven or disproven, why not "place the burden on those who conclude that existing inequality is the best available scenario?" on Rawls, theodicy, and Eric Nelson's new book .
In the final days of 2019, we're looking back at some of our most popular stories of the year. At #6 is on Eric Nelson’s new book on Rawls.
Eric Nelson's new book on Rawls argues that redistribution is incoherent and that egalitarian liberalism must be theological. In his review, challenges both.
"If the theological framework were dispositive, Nelson would not have had to spend so many pages of this book mounting a purely secular critique of the liberal argument for redistribution." A brilliant review of Eric Nelson's new book by
“Even after A Theory of Justice Rawls could express skepticism about a claim in a book he was reading by writing “Pelagian-ism” in the margin.” Fascinating review from
On Rawls’ “secular theology” or the theological underpinnings of contemporary liberal political thought
Ya que andan muy interesados en Rawls, les recomiendo esta reseña sobre el vínculo entre la teoría de Rawls y el pensamiento cristiano, de
Samuel Moyn's review of 'The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God' by Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson's new book on Rawls argues that redistribution is incoherent and that egalitarian liberalism must be theological. In his review, challenges both.
Worth reading: on Eric Nelson on Rawls and liberal theodicy.
"The notion that our history of crimes has led to the best imaginable society is simply too incredible for us to allow it to get in the way of a zeal for just reform." on Rawls, Theodicy, & Eric Nelson's new book .
‘The Theology of Liberalism’ By Samuel Moyn [On Eric Nelson´s The Theology of Liberalism: Political Philosophy and the Justice of God]
"The notion that our history of crimes has led to the best imaginable society is simply too incredible for us to allow it to get in the way of a zeal for just reform." on Rawls, Theodicy, & Eric Nelson's new book .
Modernity, theology, liberalism, redistribution
Did liberalism originate in a kind of theodicy? And is there any reason to suppose that egalitarian liberalism is or has to be theological? Not necessarily - Rawls & Theodicy: The Theology of Liberalism #philosophy
“The left has no concept of forgiveness of sins.” ICYMI, my review of Eric Nelson’s new book on John Rawls and the (alleged) theological flaws of egalitarianism.
Almost last but not least on journalism, I engaged Eric Nelson's important new book on John Rawls for . Thanks Matt Boudway. 14/
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