How is theology liberating? In the context of a post-Gorbachev world, where many demand freedom which the Western powers seem ill-equipped to deliver, is it even possible to envisage a liberative theology? Taking as his starting point the Marxist complaint that Christianity is ideological, Peter Scott argues that it is not enough for Christian theology to talk about liberation: it must be liberative. Stressing with feminist and liberation theologies the embodied, contextual nature of theology, the constructive proposal made here locates God's liberating abundance toward society in an interpretation of resurrection as social. Only in this way, in the author's view, can a trinitarian Christian account of liberation be adequately grounded. The book will be of interest to all those who wish to know if theology may speak truthfully about the transformation of society: it offers the shape of a liberative theology pointing towards social freedom.Read more
- Addresses very topical issues, and reflects on the nature of 'theology after Gorbachev'
- Offers a convincing response to the Marxist critique of Christianity
- Will be of particular interest to political theologians and scholars of religion and society
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- Date Published: August 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521072298
- length: 288 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
General editors' preface
Part I: The Shape of the Argument
1. Theology and the Marxist critique of ideology
2. Hegemony, ideology and determination
Part II: Liberating Theology
3. Against idolatry: two protocols
4. God/world: distinction and connections
Part III: Christian liberation? 5. Theology and society
6. Incarnation, resurrection and liberation
7. Society and God's trinitarian presence
8. Unfinished business
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