Bonds of Imperfection
Christian Politics, Past and Present
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Bonds of Imperfection by Oliver O'Donovan
Book DescriptionTwo of today's leading experts on the Christian political tradition plumb significant moments in premodern Christian political thought, using them in original and adventurous ways to clarify, criticize, and redirect contemporary political perspectives and discussions. Drawing on the Bible and the Western history of ideas, Oliver and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan explore key Christian voices on "the political" - political action, political institutions, and political society. Covered here are Bonaventure, Thomas, Ockham, Wycliff, Erasmus, Luther, Grotius, Barth, Ramsey, and key modern papal encyclicals. The authors' discussion takes them across a wide range of political concerns, from economics and personal freedom to liberal democracy and the nature of statehood. Ultimately, these insightful essays point to political judgment as the strength of the past theological tradition and its eclipse as the weakness of present political thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802849755
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Oliver O'Donovan
Word in Small Boats, Paperback (March 2010)View all books by Oliver O'Donovan
Oliver O Donovan has been preaching and teaching for over three decades, committed to the perpetual voyage of service to the word of God. "The Word in Small Boats" offers thirty-two select sermons that he preached over the course of some twenty years as Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford."
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