Cities Of God

Cities Of God

by Graham Ward
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202558
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/10/2001
Series:
Routledge Radical Orthodoxy Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the signs of the times1
Pt. ICultural atomism25
1Cities of eternal aspiration27
2Cities of endless desire52
Pt. IIThe analogical world-view79
3Transcorporeality: the ontological scandal81
4The displaced body of Jesus Christ97
5Communities of desire117
6The Church as the erotic community152
7The erotics of redemption182
Pt. IIITheology and the practices of contemporary living203
8Cities of angels205
9Cities of the good: the redemption of cyberspace225
Notes261
Bibliography280
Index303

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