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The Politics of Compassion and Transformation

By Dick Simpson

“[Simpson] argues forcefully and convincingly for ‘a new politics of compassion and transformation’…As a blend of religion and politics molded into a prescription for action, it is an intriguing work.”

William C. Louthan, Perspectives on Political Science

“This book deserves a wide readership. It is required reading for anyone who is concerned about translating spirituality into action in contemporary life. It is an extremely helpful resource for courses on urban affairs, spirituality, practical theology and social action by religious organizations.”

George Cairns, Chicago Theological Seminary

In our time, we require a religion, ethics, and politics adequate to confront the global crises we face. In our scientific era of “progress,” we might expect to look with confidence to the “scientific” disciplines of political science, sociology, and economics to solve the problems of our civilization. We might also look to the older disciplines of religion and ethics to determine our values and to tell us what we ought to do. But the sad truth is that the dominant paradigms, methods, and conclusions of the social sciences and humanities are inadequate to this task. We need a new “politics of compassion and transformation.”

Dick Simpson is a professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Chicago.   More info →

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Release date: August 1988
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