The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology

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Peter Scott, William T. Cavanaugh
Wiley, Nov 21, 2003 - Religion - 580 pages
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Written by a team of international experts, drawn from various traditions of political theology, this outstanding resource brings together 35 newly-commissioned essays in the field.

  • Demonstrates that Christian theology is inherently political and shows how theology impacts on present-day political issues.
  • Considers the interface of theology with political ideologies, including the contribution of theology to feminist, ecological, black and pacifist movements.
  • Assesses the contribution of the major political theologians and theological movements.
  • Explores the political aspects of Christian sources such as scripture and liturgy.

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Peter M. Scott is Senior Lecturer in Christian Social Thought and Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of Theology, Ideology and Liberation (1994) and A Political Theology of Nature (2003). He is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton and the Manchester Centre for Public Theology, and is a director of the Manchester Research Institute for Religion and Civil Society.

William T. Cavanaugh is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is the author of Torture and Eucharist (Blackwell, 1998) and Theopolitical Imagination (2003).

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