The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology Paperback

Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

by Oliver O'Donovan (University of Oxford);


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The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

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Political theology as we know it today reacts against the attempt to insulate theology from political theory which has generally characterised the modern era. But its own intellectual parentage in the idealist historicism of the nineteenth century has left it still entrammelled in the suspicions and inhibitions from which it has wanted to break free. Oliver O'Donovan contends that to pass beyond suspicion and totalised criticism of politics and to achieve a positive reconstruction of political thought, theology must reach back behind the modern tradition, achieving a fuller, less selective reading of the Scriptures and learning from an older politico-theological discourse which flourished in the patristic, medieval and Reformation periods. Central to that discourse was a series of questions about authority, generated by Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God. This book, now published in paperback, makes an important contribution to contemporary political theology and Christian ethics.

The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology by Oliver O'Donovan (University of Oxford) was published by Cambridge University Press in July 1999 and is our 21455th best seller. The ISBN for The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology is 9780521665162.

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Page last updated 25th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (July 1999)
EditionNew ed
Weight470g
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521665162
ISBN-100521665167
Product Code11026
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