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The Choice Principle: The Biblical Case for Legal Toleration

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The Choice Principle presents an evangelical Christian argument for a legal framework that tolerates most sinful choices by individuals, forbidding only those acts that directly victimize others. Many vocal evangelicals have assumed that Christians who take the Bible seriously and hew to moral absolutes should support laws forbidding sin. Most, however, are unwilling to outlaw all sins. Which sins should be legally tolerated and which outlawed? Are the reasons biblical or merely pragmatic? The Choice Principle confronts these crucial questions head-on, proposing an alternative interpretation of Scripture that views government as God's instrument to punish victimizers and expand human autonomy.

Grounded in legal theory, moral philosophy, and excerpts from the Bible and Christian theological texts, this timely work concludes that Christianity, particularly an evangelical commitment to the authority of Scripture, need not logically entail government endorsement of religious truths or legislation of any particular view of what constitutes a virtuous life.

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Author
Andy G. Olree
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: University Press of America
EAN
9780761834533
EANList
  • 9780761834533
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Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0761834532
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  • 744 hundredths-inches
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UPA
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
UPA
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
274
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1
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Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2006-08-02
Publisher
UPA
Studio
UPA
Title
The Choice Principle: The Biblical Case for Legal Toleration
isbn-13-20
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