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Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the 19th and 20th Centuries
     

Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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by David Nicholls
 

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'Religion and politics are necessarily related', declared Ronald Reagan, while addressing an ecumenical prayer breakfast of 17,000 people in Dallas. But how are they connected? Many popular images of God - King, Lord, and Judge - are essentially political, while concepts of might, majesty, dominion, and power are used of both God and the state.
This ambitious and

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'Religion and politics are necessarily related', declared Ronald Reagan, while addressing an ecumenical prayer breakfast of 17,000 people in Dallas. But how are they connected? Many popular images of God - King, Lord, and Judge - are essentially political, while concepts of might, majesty, dominion, and power are used of both God and the state.
This ambitious and original work explores the relations between these images and their political context through the analogy between divine and civil government, and considers what images of God may legitimately be employed by Christians in the twentieth century. David Nicholls suggests that religious conceptions have often affected political thinking - theological rhetoric, child of political experience, may also be mother of political change.
Drawing upon politics, theology, history, sociology, anthropology, and literary criticism, this important new book will be essential reading for all concerned with the relation between Christianity and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134982349
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
511 KB

Meet the Author

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. He is the author of two previous novels—Starter For Ten and The Understudy. He has also written many screenplays for film and television, including the feature film adaptation of Starter For Ten. He lives in London. 


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Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be picky like me, kleptomaniacs are people with a disorder that causes them to steal things. It isn't just for fun. But jolly good show, buddeh. :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Calamity Fartanoth|| Invie Female<br> Fegerati Farsworth|| Kleptos Male
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review: <br> Great job! Th story is coming along nicely. <p> Character Names(I have two): <br> Arden DeLaRosa|| a female Kleptos <br> Kayden Caliente|| a male Invie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(2nd time posting this, for some reason I'm locked out of the previous result :/ ) Long story short, all the Steamies followed my lead and went in different directions to escape. A few miles away from the factory, in all angles, there was open ocean for as long as we could see. Stranded on an island. Only a factory to support us. It was hard to build a civilization, expecially when you're the leader. But we did it, with what we had. We got food from seagulls, their eggs, insects, fish (with fishing poles we made), coconuts from the palm trees, and the gruel from the factory (that went quickly). It was suprisingly an easy-going life. Time passed slowly as we waited for rescuers or police... and we realized we were slowly going mentally insane. Nothing to do, at all. The food was always stocked full from kids desperately trying to activate their minds to do something like hunting; I quickly banned gathering and hunting food if it's not needed because we didn't eat it fast enough before it would rot in the tropical sun. And our well can't be digged deeper, unless you want to drown. <p> Thus began the Kleptos and the Invies, two groups of Steamies. About half of us are Kleptos; They're tall, skinny, and sly. Usually, Kleptos wear t-shirts (just our old orphanage uniforms with the sleeves ripped off) and jeans. Girls have their hair up. Why are they called Kleptos, exactally? Klepto is short for kleptomaniac, someone who steals. Yes, they love to plan heists and take items that are not theirs, just for the excitement and the rush of thrill in their blood. No, they aren't evil. <br> The other half of the Steamies are called Invies, short for inventors. Actually, our Invies are more builders, not inventors, but "Invie" sounds better than "Buildie". Am I right, or am I right? Anyways, they have short but very muscular frames, and their style is speampunk goggles (from the emergency cabinet in the factory) and gloves without fingers (we call 'em palm-gloves. Got 'em from the dead guards.) Despite their agressive looks, Invies are suprisingly humorous and good-natured. <br> In case you're too dull to notice, Kleptos steal from Invies. It gives us something to do, and it's fun. But at the end of the day, we're all friends, not allies, and we laugh together about it. I never said Kleptos give the stuff they took back. Invies can just make whatever's been stolen any day, easy. <br> Me, you ask? Am I a Klepto or an Invie? Neither. I'm the founder of the Steam. Seeing me is about as rare as seeing the president of the United States outside your window, these days. They know I'm always watching them, though, ready to help and guide them if they need it. They appreciate me. I've never had to make an appearence to help them yet. It may happen any day. Something terrible might happen to the Kleptos and Invies. It could happen. My policy is to keep reminding myself, "What if?" I never take a break or a day off from watching them, in case that something does happen to them. I can't image what, our lives are so perfect. But... What if? (Anything that didn't get explained in this chapter will be in chapter 4! I will take character names and if they are a Klepto or an Invie, no descriptions plz! :D) Reflections&#9830
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