Spaces of Modern Theology: Geography and Power in Schleiermacher's World available in Hardcover
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As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern theology can be a valuable contribution to contemporary attempts to theorize the importance of space and place in human geographies.
About the Author
Foreword by Graham Ward: Graham Ward is Professor in Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester
Table of Contents
Theological Space The Infinite Gaze Spatial Taxonomies of Religion The State of Theology Spaces, Specters, and Global Systems Epilogue: Specters of Schleiermacher Bibliography