• Advent Hope:  Movements of Embodied Hope and the Common Good

    Author(s):
    John Webster
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/8rxw-9633
    Abstract:
    What’s become of the “common good”? Given the current state of polarization, and the systemic and structural nature of social injustice, is it still possible to hope for justice? The article proposes that the basis for working together is not necessarily sharing “common ground” but a pursuit of “common ends.” A keynote presentation and response at a Society of Adventist Philosophers conference provided an opportunity to test the thesis. Could a secular philosopher (Sally Haslanger, MIT professor, founder of Critical Social Theory) and an Adventist theologian engage in a serious common pursuit of hopeful change without stumbling over worldview differences? The article provides a case study in self-aware and self-critical conversation “across a divide.” It asks, can “Advent Hope,” rejecting the distortions of escapism, apocalyptic sensationalism, political quietism, and individualism, become a “movement of embodied hope,” en route to the coming Kingdom of God?
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    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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