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An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology

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An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology gathers some of the most significant and influential writings in political theology from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Given that the locus of Christianity is undeniably shifting to the global South, this volume uniquely integrates key voices from Africa, Asia, and Latin America with central texts from Europe and North America on such major subjects as church and state, gender and race, and Christendom and postcolonialism. Carefully selected, thematically arranged, and expertly introduced, these forty-nine essential readings constitute an ideal primary-source introduction to contemporary political theology—a profoundly relevant resource for globally engaged citizens, students, and scholars.

  • Provides an ideal primary-source introduction to contemporary political theology
  • Includes dialogue between classic writings and contemporary voices
  • Gathers a diverse group of perspectives from around the globe
  • Reading the Bible Politically
  • Liturgy and Politics
  • Kingdom Come
  • America and the Church
  • In the Shadow of Auschwitz
  • Confronting the Powers
  • Gender and Race
  • Postcolonial Challenges
  • Church-Based Politics
  • Christendom Reconsidered
  • After 9/11
  • Nicholas Adams
  • Rafael Avila
  • Karl Barth
  • Richard Bauckham
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Ernesto Cardenal
  • J. Kameron Carter
  • James H. Cone
  • Dorothy Day
  • Musa W. Dube
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain
  • Eric Gregory
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez
  • Stanley Hauerwas
  • George Hunsinger
  • Ada María Isasi-Diaz
  • Emmanuel M. Katongole
  • Rafiq Khoury
  • Kosuke Koyama
  • Kosuke Koyama
  • Brian McDonald
  • Virgil Michel
  • Néstor O. Miguez
  • John Milbank
  • John Courtney Murray
  • Ched Myers
  • H. Richard Niebuhr
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Arvind P. Nirmal
  • Oliver O’Donovan
  • Catherine Pickstock
  • Kwok Pui-lan
  • A. Maria Arul Raja
  • Walter Rauschenbusch
  • Joerg Rieger
  • Christopher Rowland
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether
  • Alexander Schmemann
  • Carl Schmitt
  • Peter Manley Scott
  • Jon Sobrino
  • Dorothee Solle
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah
  • Elsa Tamez
  • Mark Lewis Taylor
  • Emilie M. Townes
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Bernd Wannenwetsch
  • Graham Ward
  • George Weigel
  • Delores S. Williams
  • Rowan Williams
  • Walter Wink
  • John Howard Yoder
  • Kim Yong-Bock
The focus is contemporary rather than historical, it is comprehensive rather than specialized, but most of all, it is the occasion to get acquainted with political theology as a broad movement which is not confined to Europe and North America. All in all, then, it certainly deserves its place in my shelf — but most of all in the classroom.

Journal of Reformed Theology

Expertly designed for classroom use, this volume offers a splendid overview of contemporary political theology. . . . For a course on political theology or as an introduction to the current state of the field, there is no finer work than this one.

Religious Studies Review

A gift to professors because the editors have assembled such a good collection of essays in a single volume. . . . The combination of classic essays and the inclusion of key voices from the Global south make this book useful as a reader for classes both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Journal of Church and State

  • Title: An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology
  • Editors: Craig Hovey, Jeffrey Bailey, and William T. Cavanaugh
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 836
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Poltical Theology

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Craig Hovey is assistant professor of religion at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, and the author of Bearing True Witness: Truthfulness in Christian Practice.

Jeffrey W. Bailey is deputy director at the Centre for Social Justice, London, and an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

William T. Cavanaugh is director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His other books include Being Consumed and The Myth of Religious Violence.

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