T T Clark Handbook of Political Theology

It may prove useful to briefly survey what are still the dominant patterns of reading political themes and tropes from the New Testament writings. The search for the “politics of Jesus” has proceeded in tandem with the search for the ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670403

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The T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology is a comprehensive reference resource informed by serious theological scholarship in the three Abrahamic traditions. The engaging and original contributions within this collection represent the epitome of contemporary scholarship in theology, religion, philosophy, history, law, and political science, from leading scholars in their area of specialization. Comprised of five sections that illuminate the rise and relevance of political theology, this handbook begins with the birth of contemporary “political theology,” and is followed by discussions of historical resources and past examples of interaction between theology and politics from all three Abrahamic traditions. The third section surveys the leading figures and movements that have had an impact on the discipline of political theology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and the contributors then build on previously discussed historical resources and methods to engage with contemporary issues and challenges, emphasizing interreligious dialogue, even while addressing concerns of relevance to a particular faith tradition. The volume concludes with three essays that look at the future of political theology from the perspective of each Abrahamic religion. Complete with select bibliographies for each topic, this companion features the most current overview of political theology that will reach a broader, global audience of students and scholars
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Reading Scripture as a Political Act

In addition to including primary texts in modern political theology, such as classic essays by Reinhold Niebuhr and ... it is fitting that Elizabeth Phillips, Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed (New York: T&T Clark, 2012), 3.

Author: Matthew A. Tapie

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506401492

Category: Religion

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Although scholars increasingly understand Scripture to contain political dimensions and implications, the interpretation of Scripture is often marginalized in most scholarly discussions of political theology. Reading Scripture as a Political Act takes a step toward remedying this situation by exploring some of the ways the church has read Scripture politically. In particular, this volume examines the political character of premodern and modern theologians’ readings of Scripture with attention to how their readings relate to or address political challenges in their particular social and historical settings. The essays attempt to illuminate the ways that the theological interpretation of Scripture shaped the theopolitical imaginations of Augustine, Basil of Caesarea, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Bartolome de las Casas, John Wesley, Karl Barth, Henri de Lubac, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Several essays in the volume also take constructive steps and suggest how these models of reading Scripture can inform the contemporary task of reading Scripture in political contexts. The volume covers the earliest Christian centuries to the late modern era, and considers carefully the close coordination between Scripture, theology, and social and political concerns. As a whole, the collection provides a robust survey of Christian theopolitical interpretation of the Bible.
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The Cambridge Companion to Political Theology

See Political Theology, ch. 8. 40 Anathea E. Portier-Young, Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), p. xxii. 41 Ibid., p. xxiii. Further Reading Cavanaugh, William T., ...

Author: Craig Hovey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107052741

Category: Religion

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This volume explores contemporary Christian political theology, discussing its traditional sources, its emergence as a discipline, and its key issues.
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T T Clark Reader in John Webster

Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentiethcentury Catholic Theology. ... London: T&T Clark, pp. 121–38. 'Holy Scripture'. ... In The Authority of the Gospel: Explorations in Moral and Political Theology in Honour of Oliver ...

Author: Michael Allen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567687524

Category: Religion

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This Reader charts John Webster's theology from its earliest development, guiding the reader through selective essays that represent his corpus. It is an excellent introduction to the breadth of his writings, which teaches students how to engage with his particular mode of theological argument. T&T Clark Reader in John Webster starts with a biographical, chronological and topical survey of Webster's theological development. It notes his shifting conversation partners and his abiding theological principles. The editor places the essays in context with short introductions, as well as editorial footnotes clarifying key terms, historical or exegetical arguments or polemical emphases. This is an essential introduction to Webster's work and his impact on classical and contemporary theology.
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Pope Francis

John O'Malley, SJ, is University Professor of the department of theology at Georgetown University. ... of two forthcoming books, Catholic Social Teaching: A Guide for the Perplexed and the T&T Clark Reader in Political Theology.

Author: Wall, Barbara E.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608338139

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Political Theology A Guide for the Perplexed

'State and Civil Society', in The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), 423–38. Bellah, Robert N. and Steven M. Tipton, eds. The Robert Bellah Reader (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006).

Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567259264

Category: Religion

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There is an increasingly intense interest in political theology amongst contemporary scholars and students. Yet, while there are many authors engaging in political theology, there are very few resources about political theology which aim to orient students and other recent new-comers to the field. This is a concise and accessible advanced introduction which distinguishes various approaches to political theology, and which explores several of the central issues addressed in political theologies. Theological students will be able to approach courses and readings in political theology with a renewed confidence with this overview in hand.
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Violence Entitlement and Politics

A Theology on Transforming the Subject Steven G. Ogden. Myers, C. (2008). Binding the Strongman: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus. ... Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed, London and New York: T&T Clark.

Author: Steven G. Ogden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000451580

Category: Religion

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This book is an exercise in political theology, exploring the problem of gender-based violence by focusing on violent male subjects and the issue of entitlement. It addresses gender-based violence in familial and military settings before engaging with a wider political context. The chapters draw on sources ranging from Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Étienne Balibar to Rowan Williams and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Entitlement is theorized and interpreted as a gender pattern, predisposing subjects toward controlling behaviour and/or violent actions. Steven Ogden develops a theology of transformation, stressing immanence. He examines entitled subjects, predisposed to violence, where transformation requires a limit-experience that wrenches the subject from itself. The book also reflects on today’s pervasive strongman politics, where political rationalities foster proprietorial thinking and entitlement gender patterns, and how theology is called to develop counter-discourses and counter-practices.
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T T Clark Handbook of African American Theology

African American Theological Ethics: A Reader (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2015), xv–xx. 7 J. Deotis Roberts, A Black Political Theology (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005), 15. 8 Roberts, Black Political ...

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ISBN: 9780567675453

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This handbook explores the central theme of Christian faith from various disciplinary approaches and different contexts of black experience in the United States. The central unifying theme is freedom; an important concept both in American culture and Christianity. African American theology represents a Christian understanding of God's freedom and the good news of God's call for all humankind to enter life-true human identity and moral responsibility-in genuine and just community. Contributors to the volume argue that African American theology highlights how racism and other intersecting forms of oppression complicate the human predicament; and that their eradication requires an expansion of salvation to include the liberation of persons who lack full participation in society and enjoyment of the good (and goods) made possible by that society. The essays in this handbook employ the tools of biblical criticism, history, cultural and social analysis, religious studies, philosophy, and systematic theology, in order to explore and assess the nature and impact of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, immigration, and cultural and moral pluralism in America-as well as the intersections between African American and African diasporan religious thought and life.
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i ek Reading Bonhoeffer

Christ in Postmodern Philosophy: Gianni Vattimo, René Girard and Slavoj Žižek. London and New York: T&T Clark. Eagleton, T. (2008). ... A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation. Translated by I. Caridad and J. Eagleson.

Author: Bojan Koltaj

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030260941

Category: Philosophy

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This book critically examines Bonhoeffer’s social theology in Sanctorum Communio from the perspective of Žižek’s theological materialism. Specifically, it refers to Žižek’s struggling universality of abandonment and its ethic of indifference in consideration of Bonhoeffer’s transcendental personalist community of saints and its ethic of universal love. As such, it represents an attempt to reflect on the content, act, and implication of theological thought without presuppositions and an argument for the necessity of such an approach—a radical approach that is true to theology’s critical character of challenging narratives and revealing exceptions in search of truth.
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Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity

See also Elizabeth Phillips, Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: T&T Clark International, 2012). ... and secularized way of thinking based on a utilitarian and individualistic reading of the Bible and understanding of ...

Author: Kristina Stoeckl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567674135

Category: Religion

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This book gathers a wide range of theological perspectives from Orthodox European countries, Russia and the United States in order to demonstrate how divergent the positions are within Orthodox Christianity. Orthodoxy is often considered to be out-of-sync with contemporary society, set apart in a world of its own where the church intertwines with the state, in order to claim power over the populace and ignore the individual voices of modern societies. As a collective, these essays present a different understanding of the relationship of Orthodoxy to secular politics; comprehensive, up-to-date and highly relevant to politically understanding today's world. The contributors present their views and arguments by drawing lessons from the past, and by elaborating visions for how Orthodox Christianity can find its place in the contemporary liberal democratic order, while also drawing on the experience of the Western Churches and denominations. Touching upon aspects such as anarchism, economy and political theology, these contributions examine how Orthodox Christianity reacts to liberal democracy, and explore the ways that this branch of religion can be rendered more compatible with political modernity.
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Religion and Contemporary Politics A Global Encyclopedia 2 volumes

theology and public theology due to its emphasis on action rather than theory. ... Dorothee Sölle (1929–2003) and Jurgen Moltmann also advanced the new political theology, seeking to engage ... London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012.

Author: Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440839337

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With respect to the countries of the world, this work addresses two basic questions: "How does religion affect politics in this country?" and "How does politics affect religion in this country?" • Covers major geographic regions such as Africa and South America and provides alphabetically arranged entries on topics related to religion and contemporary politics in particular countries • Cites works for further reading • Features essays within each section that compare and contrast the dynamics of religion and politics among the countries within that region • Contains sidebars that highlight key points and present interesting information • Provides a bibliography of the most important broad works on contemporary religion and politics in the modern world
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Reading the Gospel of John s Christology as Jewish Messianism

London: T&T Clark, 2007. Long, Frederick J. “Ephesians: Paul's Political Theology in Greco-Roman Political Context.” In Christian Origins and Greco-Roman Culture: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament, edited by Stanley E.

Author: Benjamin Reynolds

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004376045

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The essays in Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John’s Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations.
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The Essential Karl Barth

Keith Johnson's critical commentary is superb. This book will be of great service not only in the classroom but also in the pastor's study and in the hands of any interested reader.

Author: Keith L. Johnson

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493416998

Category: Religion

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Karl Barth is one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. His work is considered essential reading for nearly every student of theology. Reading Barth's theology poses a challenge, however, because of the sheer size of his corpus, the complexity of his claims, and the distance between his context and the context of his readers. In this accessible introduction, a respected scholar in Barthian studies offers a one-stop resource on Barth's thought, providing a selection of his most important writings, critical commentary, and detailed introductory and concluding chapters.
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Paul Among the Gentiles A Radical Reading of Romans

1, T&T Clark, Edinburgh – 1979, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans vol. 2, T&T Clark, Edinburgh Crockett, C., 2011, Radical Political Theology, Columbia UP, New York Crook, J.A., 1967, Law and Life in Rome ...

Author: Jacob P. B. Mortensen

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783772056567

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This exciting new interpretation of Pauls Letter to the Romans approaches Pauls most famous letter from one of the newest scholarly positions within Pauline Studies: The Radical New Perspective on Paul (also known as Paul within Judaism). As a point of departure, the author takes Pauls self-designation in 11:13 as apostle to the gentiles as so determining for Pauls mission that the audience of the letter is perceived to be exclusively gentile. The study finds confirmation of this reading-strategy in the letters construction of the interlocutor from chapter 2 onwards. Even in 2:17, where Paul describes the interlocutor as someone who calls himself a Jew, it requests to perceive this person as a gentile who presents himself as a Jew and not an ethnic Jew. If the interlocutor is perceived in this way throughout the letter, the dialogue between Paul and the interlocutor can be perceived as a continuous, unified and developing dialogue. In this way, this interpretation of Romans sketches out a position against a more disparate and fragmentary interpretation of Romans.
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Reading the Bible Missionally

Oliver O'Donovan, The Desire of Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge ... An Old Testament Political Theology, Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 454 (London: T&T Clark, 2006), 78–79.

Author: Goheen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802872258

Category: Missions

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Insights from a noteworthy convergence of top scholars in biblical studies and missiology Over the past half century, it has become clear that mission is a central theme in the Bible's narrative and, moreover, is central to the very identity of the church. This book significantly widens and deepens the emerging conversation on missional hermeneutics. Essays from top biblical and missiological scholars discuss reading the Scriptures missionally, using mission as a key interpretive lens. Five introductory chapters probe various elements of a missional hermeneutic, followed by sections on the Old and New Testaments that include chapters on two books from each to illustrate what a missional reading of them looks like. Essays in two concluding sections draw out the implications of a missional reading of Scripture for preaching and for theological education. CONTRIBUTORS Craig G. Bartholomew Richard Bauckham Carl J. Bosma Tim J. Davy Dean Flemming John R. Franke Mark Glanville Michael W. Goheen Joel B. Green Darrell L. Guder George R. Hunsberger Timothy M. Sheridan Christopher J. H. Wright N. T. Wright
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The Promise of Martin Luther s Political Theology

interpreted by Milbank in his Theology and Social Theory and more recently in Beyond Secular Order: The ... Theopolitical Imagination (London: T&T Clark, 2002); Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church ...

Author: Michael Richard Laffin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567669919

Category: Religion

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Michael Laffin demonstrates the promise of Martin Luther's thought for contemporary political theology by showing how Luther has been over-determined in standard genealogies of modernity which frequently deafen us to his unique contribution. Laffin argues that contemporary theologians have typically followed a narrative derived from the work of a previous generation of political historians and philosophers, which tend to screen out or distort the Reformers' contribution to political theory. Common to these narratives are charges against Luther for his perceived univocal and nominal ontology resulting in a privatized and spiritualized Christianity, thus falsely dividing the world into autonomous spheres. Additionally, the narratives claim that Luther follows in the wake of voluntarism, leading to an insistence on human passivity that leaves no room for pagan virtue. Thus, politics is reduced to an authoritarian imposition of order. In contrast to the dominant narratives of political modernity, Laffin re-examines these narratives by focusing on the political significance of areas in Luther's corpus often neglected in contemporary accounts of his political thought, especially his commentaries on Scripture and writings on the sacraments. Attention to these writings brings forth the crucial themes of the two ecclesiae and the three institutions. Constructively, these themes are deployed in critical engagement with contemporary political theology, particularly as represented in Radical Orthodoxy and the new-Augustinianism.
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Political Trauma and Healing

Divine Economy: Theology and the Market. London: Routledge, 2000. ... “Reading the Bible with the Eyes of the Canaanites: Neo-Zionism, Political Theology and the Land Traditions of the Bible. ... London: T&T Clark, 2007. ---.

Author: Mark G. Brett

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467445115

Category: Religion

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How can Scripture address the crucial justice issues of our time? In this book Mark Brett offers a careful reading of biblical texts that speak to such pressing public issues as the legacies of colonialism, the demands of asylum seekers, the challenges of climate change, and the shaping of redemptive economies. Brett argues that the Hebrew Bible can be read as a series of reflections on political trauma and healing — the long saga of successive ancient empires violently asserting their sovereignty over Israel and of the Israelites forced to live out new pathways toward restoration. Brett retrieves the prophetic voice of Scripture and applies it to our contemporary world, addressing current justice issues in a relevant, constructive, compelling manner.
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Cain Abel and the Politics of God

An Agambenian Reading of Genesis 4:1-16 Juli n Andr?s Gonz lez HolguŁn ... London: T&T Clark, 2013. Patte, Daniel. ... Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, translated by George Schwab.

Author: Julian Andres Gonzalez Holguin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351732000

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The Genesis story of Cain's murder of Abel is often told as a simplistic contrast between the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This book subverts that reading of the Biblical text by utilising Giorgio Agamben's concepts of homo sacer, the state of exception and the idea of sovereignty to re-examine this well-known tale of fratricide and bring to the fore its political implications. Drawing from political theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, this book creates a theoretical framework from which to do two things: firstly, to describe and analyse the history of interpretation of Genesis 4:1-16, and secondly to propose an alternative reading of the Biblical text that incorporates other texts inside and outside of the Biblical canon. This intertextual analysis will highlight the motives of violence, law, divine rule, and the rejected as they emerge in different contexts and will evaluate them in an Agambenian framework. The unique approach of this book makes it vital reading for any academic with interests in Biblical Studies and Theology and their interactions with politics and ethics.
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T T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology

However, having agreed on the fact that Luther uses both terms, modern research has come to enormously differing interpretations of implications of these distinctions for a correct understanding of Luther's political theology.

Author: David M Whitford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567445087

Category: Religion

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This volume introduces the main theological topics of Reformation theology in a language that is clear and concise. Theology in the Reformation era can be complicated and contentious. This volume aims to cut through the theological jargon and explain what people believed and why. The book begins with an essay that explains to students how one can approach the study of 16th century theology. It includes a guide to major events, persons, doctrines, and movements.
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