Theology, Ideology and Liberation

Theology, Ideology and Liberation

by Peter Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521464765

ISBN-13: 9780521464765

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This work offers a theological response to the Marxist critique of ideology, a critique that suggests that Christianity is reactionary—that Christianity, in other words, concentrates on the individual, and cannot make a contribution to changing society. Peter Scott takes this criticism seriously, and offers a constructive response, stressing with feminist and

Overview

This work offers a theological response to the Marxist critique of ideology, a critique that suggests that Christianity is reactionary—that Christianity, in other words, concentrates on the individual, and cannot make a contribution to changing society. Peter Scott takes this criticism seriously, and offers a constructive response, stressing with feminist and liberation theologies the contextual nature of theology. Central to his argument are interpretations of resurrection as social and how God might be present to society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521464765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Preface; Introduction; Part I: The Shape of the Argument; 1. Theology and the Marxist critique of ideology; 2. Hegemony, ideology and determination; Part II: Liberating Theology; 3. Against idolatry: two protocols; 4. God/world: distinction and connections; Part III: Christian liberation? 5. Theology and society; 6. Incarnation, resurrection and liberation; 7. Society and God's trinitarian presence; 8. Unfinished business; References; Index.

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