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The Desire of the Nations
Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

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  • Date Published: August 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665162

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  • This book by Oliver O'Donovan is a work of systematic Christian political thought, combining Biblical interpretation, historical discussion of the Western political and theological tradition, theoretical construction and critical engagement with contemporary views. It argues for an alternative to political theology, one that is more politically constructive than the dominant models of the past generation.

    • Theoretically constructive and original
    • Argues for a new approach to theological engagement with political theory
    • Contains extensive biblical discussion
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    "...a powerful argument by a subtle thinker. And it is a serious book to which anyone interested in questions of theology and politics must attend." Kenneth R. Craycraft Jr., The Review of Politics

    "The Desire of the Nations is as significant a work of theology as I can recall reading in the last twenty years....this book is important....the book is carefully plotted." Gilbert Meilaender, First Things

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    • Date Published: August 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665162
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Prologue
    1. Beyond suspicion
    2. The revelation of God's kingship
    3. Dual authority and the fulfilling of the time
    4. The triumph of the Kingdom
    5. The church
    6. The obedience of rulers
    7. The redemption of society
    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    Index of scriptural references
    Index of subjects
    Index of names and authors.

  • Author

    Oliver O'Donovan, University of Oxford

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