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Bretherton, Luke

Christianity and Contemporary Politics: The Conditions and Possibilites of Faithful Witness

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Relations between religious and political spheres continue to stir passionate debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Through a combination of theological reflection and empirical case studies, Bretherton succeeds in offering timely and invaluable insights into these crucial issues facing 21st century societies.


  • Explores the relationship between Christianity and contemporary politics through case studies of faith-based organizations, Christian political activism and welfare provision in the West; these case studies assess initiatives including community organizing, fair trade, and the sanctuary movement

  • Offers an insightful, informative account of how Christians can engage politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy

  • Integrates debates in political theology with inter-disciplinary analysis of policy and practice regarding religious social, political and economic engagement in the USA, UK, and continental Europe

  • Reveals how Christians can help prevent the subversion of the church – and even of politics itself – by legal, bureaucratic, and market mechanisms, rather than advocating withdrawal or assimilation

  • Engages with the intricacies of contemporary politics whilst integrating systematic and historical theological reflection on political and economic life

Keywords: political theology, church and state, Christian movements

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Religions
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444317831
Printed ISBN
9781405199681

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