Theopolitical Imagination: Christian Practices of Space and Time / Edition 1

Theopolitical Imagination: Christian Practices of Space and Time / Edition 1

by William T. Cavanaugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0567088774

ISBN-13: 9780567088772

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

A critique of modern Western civilization, including contemporary concerns of consumerism, capitalism, globalization, and poverty, from the perspective of a believing Catholic.

Responding to Enlightenment and Postmodernist views of the social and economic realities of our time, Cavanaugh engages with contemporary concerns--consumerism, late capitalism,

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Overview

A critique of modern Western civilization, including contemporary concerns of consumerism, capitalism, globalization, and poverty, from the perspective of a believing Catholic.

Responding to Enlightenment and Postmodernist views of the social and economic realities of our time, Cavanaugh engages with contemporary concerns--consumerism, late capitalism, globalization, poverty--in a way reminiscent of Rowan Williams (Lost Icons), Nicholas Boyle (Who Are We Now?) and Michel de Certeau. "Consumption of the Eucharist," he argues, "consumes one into the narrative of the pilgrim City of God, whose reach extends beyond the global to embrace all times and places." He develops the theme of the Eucharist as the basis for Christian resistance to the violent disciplines of state, civil society and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567088772
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
812,440
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Disciplined Imaginations of Space and Time1. The Myth of the State as Saviour2. The Myth of Civil Society as Free Space3. The Myth of Globalization as CatholicityIndex

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