Ruin and Restoration Hardback

On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation

by David Martin;

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Ruin and Restoration

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To suppose that God has a providential plan based on a special covenant with Israel and realised in the atonement presents us with a moral problem. In Ruin and Restoration David Martin sketches a radical naturalistic account of the atonement based on the innocent paying for the sins of the guilty through ordinary social processes. An exercise in socio-theology, the book reflects on the contrast between a "the worlda (TM) governed by the dynamic of violence as analysed by the social sciences, including international relations, and the emergence in Christianity (and Buddhism) of a non-violent alternative. A a "governing essaya (TM) fuses frameworks drawn from Reinhold Niebuhr, Karl Jaspers, Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber and explores the relation between the cultural sciences, especially sociology, and theology treated as another but very distinctive cultural science. Six commentaries then deal with the atonement in detail; with the nature of Christian language and grammar, and with its characteristic mutations due to necessary compromises with a "the worlda (TM); with sex and violence; and with the liturgy as a concentrated mode of reconciliation.

Ruin and Restoration by David Martin was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in March 2016. The ISBN for Ruin and Restoration is 9781472480644.

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Details for Ruin and Restoration

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (March 2016)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages152
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4373825
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