December 14, 2015

New Cambridge Companion Online now available

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The Cambridge companion to Christian political theology / edited by Craig Hovey and Elizabeth Phillips.

Interest in political theology has surged in recent years, and this accessible volume provides a focused overview of the field. Many are asking serious questions about religious faith in secular societies, the origin and function of democratic polities, worldwide economic challenges, the shift of Christianity's centre of gravity to the global south, and anxieties related to bold and even violent assertions of theologically determined political ideas. In fourteen original essays, authors examine Christian political theology in order to clarify the contemporary discourse and some of its most important themes and issues. These include up-to-date, critical engagements with historical figures like Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant; discussions of how the Bible functions theopolitically; and introductions to key movements such as liberation theology, Catholic social teaching, and radical orthodoxy. An invaluable resource for students and scholars in theology, the Companion will also be beneficial to those in history, philosophy, and politics.

Part I, The shape of contemporary political theology: European political theology / J├╝rgen Moltmann -- Liberation theology / Miguel A. de la Torre -- Public theology / Hak Joon Lee -- Catholic social teaching / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- Protestant social ethics / D. Stephen Long -- Postliberalism and radical orthodoxy / Daniel M. Bell, Jr. -- Postcolonial theology / Susan Abraham. Part II, Contemporary questions in political theology: Scripture / Christopher Rowland -- Augustinianisms and Thomisms / Eric Gregory and Joseph Clair -- Liberalism and democracy / Craig Hovey -- Capitalism and global economics / Philip Goodchild -- Political theology as threat / William T. Cavanaugh -- Good rule / Peter J. Leithart -- Eschatology and apocalyptic / Elizabeth Phillips.

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