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Overview

Cities of God traces urban culture of north America and Western Europe during the 1970s, to ask how theology can respond to the postmodern city. Since Harvey Cox published his famous theological response to urban living during the mid-1960s very little has been written to address this fundamental subject. Through analyses of contemporary film, architecture, literature, and traditional theological resources in
Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, Graham Ward lays out a systematic theology which has the preparation and building of cities as its focus. This is vital reading for all those interested in theology and urban living.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415202565
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Routledge Radical Orthodoxy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester and Executive Editor of The Journal of Literature and Theology. (OUP). He is the author of a number of books, including Critical Theory (Macmillan) and the editor of The Postmodern God (Macmillan) and The Certeau Reader (Blackwell). He is the co-editor, with John Millbank and Catherine Pickstock of Routledge's Radical Orthodoxy series.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the signs of the times 1
Pt. I Cultural atomism 25
1 Cities of eternal aspiration 27
2 Cities of endless desire 52
Pt. II The analogical world-view 79
3 Transcorporeality: the ontological scandal 81
4 The displaced body of Jesus Christ 97
5 Communities of desire 117
6 The Church as the erotic community 152
7 The erotics of redemption 182
Pt. III Theology and the practices of contemporary living 203
8 Cities of angels 205
9 Cities of the good: the redemption of cyberspace 225
Notes 261
Bibliography 280
Index 303
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