Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities

Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities

by Wes Avram


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ISBN-13: 9781587431197
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Is It Time to Pay Attention?
1.The New American Empire: The Likely Consequences of the "Bush Doctrine"21
2.On Getting Past the Preamble: One Reading of the Strategy27
3.Thoughts in the Presence of Fear43
4.Shock and Awe: Life in Mr. Rumsfeld's Neighborhood49
What Must We Know?
5.Loving Neighbors in a Globalized World: U.S. Christians, Muslims, and the Mideast59
6.Selling America, Restricting the Church79
How Might We Talk?
7.Imperial Exegesis: When Caesar Interprets Scripture91
8."The Most Intolerable of Insults": Remarks to Christian Infidels in the American Empire103
And If There's No Going Back?
9.On the True Globalism and the False, or Why Christians Should Not Worry So Much about American Imperialism119
10.International Justice as Equal Regard and the Use of Force129
Whither the Church?
11.Who Are We? Being Christian in an Age of Americanism147
12.Pastors, Prophets, and Patriotism: Leading Pastorally during These Times159
13.Empire's Sleepy Embrace: The View from the Pew173
AppendixThe National Security Strategy of the United States of American (September 17, 2002)187

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