New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2003. Drury regards the political problems of the modern world to be thoroughly Biblical.
Drury regards the political problems of the modern world to be thoroughly Biblical. In the politics of the Twenty-first century, we find two equally arrogant and self-righteous civilizations confronting one another. Each is convinced that it is on the side of God, truth and justice, while its enemy is allied with Satan, wickedness and barbarism. The language of diplomacy and compromise has been replaced by the language of jihad or the struggle against the cosmic forces of evil. Life is radicalized; and all choices are polarized. Politics properly understood is eclipsed. Drury urges us to transcend the Biblical view of the world. Instead, she argues in favour of a genuinely liberal, secular and pluralistic understanding of politics.
METAPHYSICS OF TERROR The Apologetic Argument Was Jesus Moderate? Sin as Unbelief Hell and Damnation Is Heaven for Sadists? How Glad are the Glad a Clear Conscience Augustinian Chic Political Realism with a Twist Christian The Morality of Jesus Sins of Thought A Tragic Ethos Inner State of Siege Guilt, Original Sin, and Expiation Garrison Within The Moses of Freud Promethean Revolt Romanticizing Evil TERROR, IDEALS, AND CIVILISATION Beyond Naivete and Cynicism A Clash of Civilizations? Terrorism: From Samson to Atta Transcending the Biblical Horizon