In this view, liberalism allows a personal (or communal, by a subgroup in society) appropriation of tradition, which appropriation might help society anchor, as the outcome of shared social debate, an ontology of the human. Religious people can draw upon their religious resources to illuminate their choices and policy decisions, but in the end they must, in principle, make a case for their public policy choices in languages that are intelligible and accessible to others. [...] G. eschews theological accounts (e.g., those of William Cavanaugh) that so stress the Church as "a contrast society" that solidarity with those outside the Church (or learning from them) becomes nearly impossible.
CHURCH AND SECULARITY: TWO STORIES OF LIBERAL SOCIETY John A Coleman Theological Studies; Jun 2010; 71, 2; Docstoc pg. 478 Reproduced with permission of the cop
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