Politicians find it easy to offer their support to the idea of promoting national wellbeing. However, examining the political narratives that stand behind political leaders’ claims on this subject reveals a serious neglect of poverty and inequality. In this article, Chris Shannahan argues that a sustained theological critique of current thinking around wellbeing can help bring to light the ways in which past governments have ignored the concerns of the poor and undermined the ability of faith-based organisations to provide prophetic witness.
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2014|
- Social Exclusion
- Liberation Theology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies