God And Power

God And Power

by Catherine Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800637275

ISBN-13: 9780800637279

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

The questions raised by use of American power and the advent of an "American empire," Keller argues, reveal a deeply troubled political unconscious that is wrestling with basic religious issues of power, terror, territory, and love.

Keller traces our response to the current national, international, and religious situation to the deeply fraught legacy of Christian

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The questions raised by use of American power and the advent of an "American empire," Keller argues, reveal a deeply troubled political unconscious that is wrestling with basic religious issues of power, terror, territory, and love.

Keller traces our response to the current national, international, and religious situation to the deeply fraught legacy of Christian apocalypticism. Religious and political factions both left and right, she argues, read our situation in apocalyptic terms without truly understanding that complex legacy.

After diving deeply into the multiple and conflicting political and religious meanings of the Book of Revelation, she proposes a counter-apocalypse, an anti-imperial political theology of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800637279
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,027,557
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : theopoetic justice
1The Armageddon of 9/11 : lament for the new millennium3
2Preemption and omnipotence : a Niebuhrian prophecy17
3Territory, terror, and torture : dreamreading the apocalypse35
4Ms.Calculating the endtimes : gender style of apocalypse53
5Eyes all over : liberation and deconstruction67
6Everywhere and nowhere : postcolonial positions97
7The love supplement : Christianity and empire113
8The democracy of creation : chaosmos and counter-apocalypse135

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