A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights

A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights

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A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights

The changing situation in South Africa and Eastern Europe prompts Charles Villa-Vicencio to investigate the implications of transforming liberation theology into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. Such a transformation, he argues, requires theology to become an unambiguously interdisciplinary study. This book explores the encounter between theology, on the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the freedom of conscience on the other. Placing his discussion in the context of the South African struggle, the author compares this situation to that in Eastern Europe, and the challenge of what is happening in these situations is identified for contexts where "the empire has not yet crumbled."

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ISBN-13: 9780521426282
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Theology and nation-building 2. The wieght of dead generations 3. The rule of law: searching for values 4. Human rights and theology 5. Transcending individualism and collectivism 6. Theology and political economy 7. Theology and economic justice 8. The right to believe Conclusion Bibliography Index

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