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Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality

Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality

by Marcia Pally

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802871046
Pages: 432
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 11 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-28
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 An investigation of reciprocal obligation as the ground for individuality — and their interdependence as a way to reshape economics and politics In Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally argues that in order to address current socioeconomic problems, we need not economic formulas but rather a better understanding of how the world is set up — an ontology of how we and the world work. Absent this, good proposals that arise lack political will and go unimplemented. Pally describes our basic setup as “separability-amid-situatedness” or “distinction-amid-relation.” Though we are all unique individuals, we become our singular selves through our relations and responsibilities to the people and environments around us. Pally argues that our culture’s overemphasis on “separability” — individualism run amok — results in greed, political discourse and chicanery, resource grabbing, broken relationships, and anomie. Maintaining that separability and situatedness can and must be taken together in public policy, Pally draws upon intellectual history, philosophy, and — especially — historic Christian and Jewish theologies of relationality to construct a new framework for addressing present economic and political ills.