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The Spirit and the Common Good: Shared Flourishing in the Image of God

Format: Digital
, 2019
ISBN: 9780802843852


A fresh vision of the common good through pnumatological lenses.

Daniela C. Augustine, a brilliant emerging scholar, offers a theological ethic for the common good. Augustine develops a public theology from a theological vision of creation as the household of the Triune God, bearing the image of God in a mutual sharing of divine love and justice, and as a sacrament of the divine presence.

The Spirit and the Common Good expounds upon the application of this vision not only within the life of the church but also to the realm of politics, economics, and care for creation. The church serves a priestly and prophetic function for society, indeed for all of creation. This renewed vision becomes the foundation for constructing a theological ethic of planetary flourishing in and through commitment to a sustainable communal praxis of a shared future with the other and the different.

While emphatically theological in its approach, The Spirit and the Common Good engages readers with insights from political philosophy, sociology of religion, economics, and ecology, as well as forgiveness/reconciliation and peacebuilding studies.

  • Presents Pentecostalism engaged for the common good and committed to peacebuilding
  • Offers a theological vision of the common good based on the Spirit’s Christoforming agency in the life of redeemed and ontologically renewed humanity
  • Explores themes of economics, forgiveness, violence, and reconcilation
  • Foreword by Miroslav Volf
  • From the Common Image to the Common Good
  • From the Iconoclasm of Violence to Love as the Life of the New Creation
  • Recovering of Eucharistic Being in a Market-Shaped World
  • From Forgiveness to the Common Good in the Spirit’s World-Mending
  • Epilogue: Toward a Hagiography of a Community Committed to the Common Good

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Daniela C. Augustine is associate professor of Theological Ethics, School of Religion, Lee University and associate editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and co-editor of T&T Clark’s Systematic Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology Series.