Tolerance & Truth

The Politics of Human Frailty
A Theological Defense of Political Liberalism
by Christopher J. Insole
University of Notre Dame Press, $30, 208 pp.

The title of Christopher J. Insole’s audacious book is no lie: The Politics of Human Frailty really is “A Theological Defense of Political Liberalism.” An academic theologian writing from within the Anglican tradition, Insole seeks to establish a theological justification for what he calls “political” liberalism and, just as important, to find in that liberalism a corrective to certain kinds of theological error.

Attempts to...

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