Social Conservatism for the Common Good: A Protestant Engagement with Robert P. George

By Andrew T. Walker, Foreword by Ben Sasse, Contributions by John D. Wilsey, David S. Dockery, Carl R. Trueman, Micah Watson, Hunter Baker, Adeline A. Allen, Matthew Lee Anderson, Scott Klusendorf, J. Daryl Charles, Robert P. George, Jennifer Marshall Patterson, Adam Macleod, Mark Tooley, Paul Miller

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Social Conservatism for the Common Good: A Protestant Engagement with Robert P. George

By Andrew T. Walker, Foreword by Ben Sasse, Contributions by John D. Wilsey, David S. Dockery, Carl R. Trueman, Micah Watson, Hunter Baker, Adeline A. Allen, Matthew Lee Anderson, Scott Klusendorf, J. Daryl Charles, Robert P. George, Jennifer Marshall Patterson, Adam Macleod, Mark Tooley, Paul Miller

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Carl R. Trueman and Other Christian Evangelical Scholars Examine the Life and Work of Renowned Catholic, Social Conservative Thinker Robert P. George

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, is considered by many to be one of the most influential conservative intellectuals of his generation. Among many honors and accolades, Dr. George received the US Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush and served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Though a Catholic himself, George’s influence has transcended traditional religious categories to shape evangelical discourse on politics, ethics, and political philosophy throughout his career. 

In this thorough introduction and careful analysis of George’s work for Protestant audiences, editor Andrew T. Walker gathers essays from several high profile evangelical writers and academics—including Carl R. Trueman, Hunter Baker, Jennifer Marshall Patterson, and Scott Klusendorf—to explore subjects such as faith and reason, George’s New Natural Law theory, and how to collaborate across ideological lines. Social Conservatism for the Common Good helps Christian evangelicals understand George’s philosophy and apply it to their own cultural engagement and public witness.

  • Biography of Influential Conservative Scholar Robert P. George: Explores the breadth of his political philosophy and activism, as well as his relevance to the evangelical community
  • Engaging Political Analysis from a Biblical Perspective: With a foreword by US Senator Ben Sasse, this book covers important cultural and academic topics including human rights, social and public ethics, and pro-life issues
  • Ideal Resource for Evangelical Scholars and Thinkers: Written for pastors, students, and those interested in politics, this robust book appeals to readers of Carl R. Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

Author:

Andrew T. Walker

Andrew T. Walker (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an associate dean in the School of Theology. He serves as the executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement and as managing editor of WORLD Opinions. He is a fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author or editor of several books on Christian ethics and public theology.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 352
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 20.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8063-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8063-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433580635
Case Quantity: 10
Published: February 07, 2023

Table of Contents

Foreword by Senator Ben Sasse
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Tenacious Civility: The Spirit of Robert P. George for Contemporary Times by Andrew T. Walker

Chapter 1: A Socrates for Our Athenian Age: A Short Life of Robert P. George by John D. Wilsey
Chapter 2: From Separatism to Cobelligerency: Evangelicals, Other Christian Traditions, and the Common Good by David S. Dockery   
Chapter 3: Son of Thomas, Heir of Theoden: Faith and Reason in the Work of Robert George by Carl R. Trueman
Chapter 4: Robert P. George and (New) Natural Law Ethics: Philosophical and Biblical Considerations by Andrew T. Walker
Chapter 5: Making Men Moral: Government, Public Morality, and Moral Ecology by Micah J. Watson
Chapter 6: The Political Philosophy of Robert P. George: Public Reason and Moral Argument by Hunter Baker
Chapter 7: Human Dignity and Natural Rights: Robert P. George’s Work and Virtue by Adeline A. Allen      
Chapter 8: Bringing Body and Soul Together (Again): Robert P. George, Oliver O'Donovan, and the Place of Resurrection in Body Ethics by Matthew Lee Anderson    
Chapter 9: A Person Is a Person, No Matter How Small: Robert P. George and the Pro-Life Movement by Scott Klusendorf  
Chapter 10: Taking Courage in the Truth about Marriage: Robert P. George's Natural Law Defense of the Family by Jennifer Marshall Patterson 
Chapter 11: For Such a Time as This: Robert P. George on Religious Freedom by J. Daryl Charles
Chapter 12: Robert P. George on Justice and Democracy: Natural Law, Classical Liberalism, and Prospects for a Protestant Political Theory by Mark Tooley  
Chapter 13: To Caesar (Only) What Is Caesar’s: The Jurisprudence of Robert P. George by Adam J. MacLeod    
Chapter 14: Partners in Truth Seeking: Robert P. George and Cornel West by Paul D. Miller    
 
Afterword: Seeking the Truth, Speaking the Truth: A Dialogue between Robert P. George and Andrew T. Walker    
Robert P. George Selected Bibliography
Contributors
General Index
Scripture Index