What is the primary purpose of Christian theology? What governs its deliberations and sets the standards by which its claims are evaluated? In Politics of the Theological, Barry Harvey argues that politics - the art and science of human life in community - provides the essential framework for answering these foundational questions. According to Harvey, the church is the community that models a new type of society to the world, ordered around the habits and relations of Christ. Theological inquiry helps the church to foster relationships that embody the divine offer of new life and challenge the dehumanizing practices of modern culture. The realization of this new society in the Christian community becomes for all creation the historical sign of God's peaceable kingdom.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 7: Theology and Religion , #133|
About the Author
The Author: Barry Harvey is a lecturer in Religion at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Ethics at Duke University. In addition to this book, he has published numerous articles and reviews in professional journals and collected works.