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Engaging Politics: The Tensions of Christian Political Involvement [Paperback]

By Nigel W. Oakley (Author)
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This world or the next? In the world but not of it? Prophetic vision or grubbyengagement with the world as it is? These are the tensions Nigel Oakley grapples withas he shows how Christians can, indeed must, engage with politics and with politicaldebate. He shows, in chapters on Augustine, Liberation theology, Dietrich Bonhoefferand Stanley Hauerwas, how these tensions exist in every strand of Christian politicalthinking, and then he applies those tensions to case studies varying from todays highlycharged debates on sexuality to the war on terrorism. In every case, he demonstratesthat noninvolvement is a nonoption. This book is both an intelligent introduction tothe difficult world of Christian political theology and to some of the key debates that areshaping our times.

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This world or the next? In the world but not of it? Prophetic vision or grubby engagement with the world as it is? These are the tensions Nigel Oakley grapples with as he shows how Christians can, indeed must, engage with politics and with political debate. He shows, in chapters on Augustine, Liberation theology, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Stanley Hauerwas, how these tensions exist in every strand of Christian political thinking, and then he applies those tensions to case studies varying from todays highly charged debates on sexuality to the war on terrorism. In every case, he demonstrates that noninvolvement is a nonoption. This book is both an intelligent introduction to the difficult world of Christian political theology and to some of the key debates that are shaping our times.

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Studio: Paternoster
Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.95" Width: 5.97" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2007
Publisher   AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN  1842275054  
ISBN13  9781842275054  


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