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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567088772
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Disciplined Imaginations of Space and Time
1. The Myth of the State as Saviour
2. The Myth of Civil Society as Free Space
3. The Myth of Globalization as Catholicity Index.

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