Christian political theology in an age of discontent: Mediating scripture, doctrine, and political reality

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Abstract

At a moment in which interest in political theology is rising, acceptance of a public role for religion is declining, and cynicism regarding both political and religious institutions is overflowing, this book investigates the possibilities and constraints of a Christian political theology that can meaningfully mediate Scripture, doctrine, and political reality. In critical dialogue with political theologians and political philosophers past and present, we explore the origins, meaning, and purpose of Christian political theology in an age of growing discontent with the once-impregnable liberal democratic order of yesteryear. Approaching politics as both art and science, this book lays a challenge at the feet of political theologians to offer a theological account of politics that is genuinely illuminating of political reality and efficacious for the faithful who seek to operate within it.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEugene, Oregon
PublisherWipf & Stock Publishers
Number of pages146
ISBN (Electronic)9781532679360
ISBN (Print)9781532679346, 9781532679353
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019

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Eugene, Oregon : Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019. 146 p.

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