The Spirit and the Common Good

Shared Flourishing in the Image of God

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Daniela C. Augustine
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    , September
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Daniela C. Augustine is reader in world Christianity at the University of Birmingham (UK) and associate professor of theological ethics, School of Religion, Lee University (USA). She serves as associate editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and co-editor of T&T Clark's Systematic Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology Series.



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