Cities of God

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Religion - 314 pages
Cities of God traces urban culture of north America and Western Europe during the 1970s, to ask how theology can respond to the postmodern city. Since Harvey Cox published his famous theological response to urban living during the mid-1960s very little has been written to address this fundamental subject. Through analyses of contemporary film, architecture, literature, and traditional theological resources in Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, Graham Ward lays out a systematic theology which has the preparation and building of cities as its focus. This is vital reading for all those interested in theology and urban living.
 

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Contents

PART I
13
Cities of eternal aspiration
27
Cities of endless desire
52
the ontological scandal
81
The displaced body of Jesus Christ
97
Communities of desire
117
The Church as the erotic community
152
The erotics of redemption
182
PART III
203
Notes
261
Bibliogmphy
280
Index
303
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Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester and Executive Editor of The Journal of Literature and Theology. (OUP). He is the author of a number of books, including Critical Theory (Macmillan) and the editor of The Postmodern God (Macmillan) and The Certeau Reader (Blackwell). He is the co-editor, with John Millbank and Catherine Pickstock of Routledge's Radical Orthodoxy series.

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