Modern Believing

The Homelessness of Love: A Theological Defence of Liberal Culture

Modern Believing (2018), 59, (2), 95–104.

Abstract

A persistent theme in the theological work of both Alasdair MacIntyre and John Milbank has been the destructiveness of liberal individualism on Western societies. Framed as atomistic, solipsistic and self-indulgent, liberal modernity has been characterised as opposing the primary moral animus of the Church. To refute these claims, this article offers an affirmative reading not merely of liberal culture but also the democratic marketplace, as places where the newness of the Gospel can be proclaimed and acted upon faithfully.

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Wood, Benjamin