God and Modernity
A New and Better Way to Do Theology
By (author) Andrew Shanks
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God and Modernity by Andrew Shanks
Book DescriptionFor the past four hundred years, theological debate has been dominated by a fundamental divide: between the liberals, with strong loyalties to the secularity of the secular state and university on the one hand, and the neo-orthodox, insisting on the absolute priority of a proper loyalty to the church community itself, on the other. God and Modernity strikes off in a fundamentally new directionAndrew Shanks boldly calls for a new and better way to do theology. Shanks argues that God is most present in a culture where public debate over ethical issues flourishes best. Social movements such as feminist movements, peace movements, and green movements have emerged to challenge both Church and State. These new movements are no longer confined to a particular confessional religious identity and are independent of state sponsorship. These social movements already made an individual impact on theology. What would a theology look like, systematically trying to reconcile older divisions in the theological debate with a new loyalty to such movements common ethos? Anyone wishing to gain a refreshing insight into a new way of understanding theology and politics will welcome this ground-breaking book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415221894
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Shanks
Hegel versus 'Inter-Faith Dialogue', Hardback (February 2015)
This volume argues that 'inter-faith' is a problematic term for Christian theology and advocates a Hegelian approach to religious diversity.
Neo-Hegelian Theology, Hardback (February 2014)
Divine revelation is on-going: never before has any generation been as well positioned as we are now, potentially to comprehend the deepest truth of the gospel. So Hegel argued, of his own day. And so this book also argues, of today. It is an attempt to indicate, in Trinitarian form.
Hegel and Religious Faith, Paperback (November 2012)
A polemical advocacy of Hegel's religious thought.
Hegel's Political Theology, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Andrew Shanks
This study attempts to grasp the continuing contemporary relevance of Hegel's political theology, which the author interprets as a uniquely radical critique of every sort of religious authoritarianism.
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