Spaces of Modern Theology: Geography and Power in Schleiermacher's World [NOOK Book]

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As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern ...

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Spaces of Modern Theology: Geography and Power in Schleiermacher's World

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Overview

As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern theology can be a valuable contribution to contemporary attempts to theorize the importance of space and place in human geographies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137269034
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: New Approaches to Religion and Power
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 260
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Steven R. Jungkeit is a lecturer in Religious Ethics at Harvard Divinity School.


Graham Ward is Professor in Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester

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Table of Contents

Theological Space
The Infinite Gaze
Spatial Taxonomies of Religion
The State of Theology
Spaces, Specters, and Global Systems
Epilogue: Specters of Schleiermacher
Bibliography
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