Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason / Edition 2

Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason / Edition 2

by John Milbank
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405136847

ISBN-13: 9781405136846

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This is a revised edition of John Milbank’s masterpiece, which sketches the outline of a specifically theological social theory.

  • The Times Higher Education Supplement wrote of the first edition that it was “a tour de force of systematic theology. It would be churlish not to acknowledge its provocation and brilliance”.

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This is a revised edition of John Milbank’s masterpiece, which sketches the outline of a specifically theological social theory.

  • The Times Higher Education Supplement wrote of the first edition that it was “a tour de force of systematic theology. It would be churlish not to acknowledge its provocation and brilliance”.
  • Featured in The Church Times “100 Best Christian Books"
  • Brings this classic work up-to-date by reviewing the development of modern social thought.
  • Features a substantial new introduction by Milbank, clarifying the theoretical basis for his work.
  • Challenges the notion that sociological critiques of theology are ‘scientific’.
  • Outlines a specifically theological social theory, and in doing so, engages with a wide range of thinkers from Plato to Deleuze.
  • Written by one of the world’s most influential contemporary theologians and the author of numerous books.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405136846
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
785,580
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements for the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Introduction.

Part I: Theology and Liberalism:.

1. Political Theology and the New Science of Politics.

2. Political Economy as Theodicy and Agonistics.

Part II: Theology and Positivism:.

3. Sociology I: From Malebranche to Durkheim.

4. Sociology II: From Kant to Weber.

5. Policing the Sublime: A Critique of the Sociology of Religion.

Part III: Theology and Dialectics:.

6. For and Against Hegel.

7. For and Against Marx.

8. Founding the Supernatural: Political and Liberation Theology in the Context of Modern Catholic Thought.

Part IV: Theology and Difference:.

9. Science, Reality and Power.

10. Ontological Violence or, The Post-Modern Problematic.

11. Difference of Virtue, Virtue of Difference.

12. The Other City: Theology as a Social Science.

Index of Names.

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