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Loyalty, conscience and tense communion : Jonathan Edwards meets Martha Nussbaum

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This article responds to Jeffrey Stout’s argument in favour of immanent criticism of religious convictions in public reasoning by examining the affective dimension of religious loyalty and conscience. To this end, a conversation between Jonathan Edwards and Martha Nussbaum is undertaken to explore the basis on which the shared evaluations of religious citizens, especially Christians, should inform public discourse. Whereas the affections of Edwards’s sense of the heart are shown to be epistem...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Author
Journal:
Studies in Christian Ethics
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
167-184
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-5235
ISSN:
0953-9468
Language:
English
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2015-01-27

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