Lost in Policy? The Person Beyond Public and Social Utility
Contemporary Christian debates about public policy tend to rely on simply reading one’s preferred political views into Scripture. Often lost in the conversation, are the very people themselves. Drawing on resources from the tradition of Christian social thought, Bradley will call us to a vision of the human person ordered in Creation. This alternative understanding of personhood offers Evangelicals an opportunity to transcend the binaries and idols of “left” vs. “right” and to promote the basic social, political, and economic structures that lead to human flourishing.
sponsored by the Oikonomia Network.
Anthony Bradley (PhD, Historical and Theological Studies)
Dr. Anthony Bradley is associate professor of theology at The King’s College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World magazine.
His books include: Liberating Black Theology (2010), Black and Tired (2011), The Political Economy of Liberation (2012), Keep Your Head Up (2012), Aliens In The Promised Land (2013), and Black Scholars In White Space (forthcoming).