Cavanaugh, William T.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology

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Offers a comprehensive survey and interpretation of contemporary Christian political theology in a newly revised and expanded edition

This book presents the latest thinking on the topic of contemporary Christian political theology, with original and constructive essays that represent a range of opinions on various topics. With contributions from expert scholars in the field, it reflects a broad range of methodologies, ecclesial traditions, and geographic and social locations, and provides a sense of the diversity of political theologies. It also addresses the primary resources of the Christian tradition, which theologians draw on when constructing political theologies, and surveys some of the most important figures and movements in political theology. This revised and expanded edition provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to this lively and growing area of Christian theology.

Organized into five sections,Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, Second Editionaddresses the many changes that have occurred over the last 15 years within the field of political theology. It features new essays that address social developments and movements, such as Anglican Social Thought, John Milbank, Anabaptist Political Theologies, African Political Theologies, Postcolonialism, Political Economy, Technology and Virtuality, and Grass-roots Movements. The book also includes a new essay on the reception of Liberation Theology.

  • Offers essays on topics such as the Trinity, atonement, and eschatology
  • Features contributions from leading voices in the field of political theology
  • Includes all-new entries covering fresh developments and movements like the urgency of climate change, virtuality and the digital age, the economic crisis of 2008, the discourse of religion and violence, and new modalities of war
  • Addresses some important social movements from a theological point of view including postmodernism, grass-roots movements, and more
  • Provides both Islamic and Jewish responses to political theology

Written for academics and students of political theology,Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, 2nd Editionis an enlightening read that offers a wide range of authoritative essays from some of the most notable scholars in the field.


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John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion
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664 pages
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