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The choice principle : the biblical case for legal toleration, Andy G. Olree

Label
The choice principle : the biblical case for legal toleration
Title
The choice principle
Title remainder
the biblical case for legal toleration
Statement of responsibility
Andy G. Olree
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Choice Principle presents an evangelical Christian argument for a legal framework that tolerates most sinful choices by individuals, forbidding only those acts that directly victimize others. Many vocal evangelicals have assumed that Christians who take the Bible seriously and hew to moral absolutes should support laws forbidding sin. Most, however, are unwilling to outlaw all sins. Which sins should be legally tolerated and which outlawed? Are the reasons biblical or merely pragmatic? The Choice Principle confronts these crucial questions head-on, proposing an alternative interpretation of Scripture that views government as God's instrument to punish victimizers and expand human autonomy. Grounded in legal theory, moral philosophy, and excerpts from the Bible and Christian theological texts, this timely work concludes that Christianity, particularly an evangelical commitment to the authority of Scripture, need not logically entail government endorsement of religious truths or legislation of any particular view of what constitutes a virtuous life."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
VYF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olree, Andy G
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
O392 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toleration
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Toleration
  • United States
Label
The choice principle : the biblical case for legal toleration, Andy G. Olree
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Our place in history. A land of confusion. A selection of significant Christian thought about government -- pt. 2. Politics: divine duty or diabolical distraction? Examining the case for political noninvolvement. The textual case for political involvement -- pt. 3. God's will for governors. God and Caesar: keeping law in its place. Freedom from law: the "heart" of the matter. Common objections. Making men moral -- pt. 4. Implications. Selected applications. The choice principle and the pro-choice principle. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780761834533
Lccn
2006921599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71223161
Label
The choice principle : the biblical case for legal toleration, Andy G. Olree
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Our place in history. A land of confusion. A selection of significant Christian thought about government -- pt. 2. Politics: divine duty or diabolical distraction? Examining the case for political noninvolvement. The textual case for political involvement -- pt. 3. God's will for governors. God and Caesar: keeping law in its place. Freedom from law: the "heart" of the matter. Common objections. Making men moral -- pt. 4. Implications. Selected applications. The choice principle and the pro-choice principle. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780761834533
Lccn
2006921599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71223161

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