Church and civil society : a theology of engagement. /
Contributor(s): Sullivan, Francis (ed.)Series: 8Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Australian Theological Forum 2003Description: xiv, 192 pISBN: 9781920691196; 1920691197Subject(s): Church And State | Civil Society | Community Care | Religion | Ethics | Global Economy | Social Capital | Community Services | Social WelfareDDC classification: 261.1 CHU
Drawing on their personal convictions and professional experience, the 16 Australian contributors who include politicians, judges, clergy and staff of church-based welfare agencies examine the relationship between church, state and civil society. They examine the tensions between the churches obligations as a service provider and their commitment to be agents of social justice and advocacy for people who are marginalised. Sections of the book focus on political, ethical, welfare and theological perspectives.