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Political Theology for a Plural Age

Michael Jon Kessler


Political theology has traditionally explored the legitimization of political authority on the basis of divine revelation and of natural reason informed by religious authority, texts, and traditions. New challenges emerging in the postwar era gave rise to ongoing debate about the place of religion in public life, in the United States and in other established democracies, and this debate has dramatically reshaped the way scholars, policymakers, and religious leaders think about political theology. This book provides historic and contemporary understandings of political engagement in Christianit ... More

Keywords: political theology, political authority, natural reason, public life, Christianity, Judaism, Islam

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199769285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jon Kessler, editor
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

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Part One Theologies of the Political

1 A Conversation

José Casanova, Michael Jon Kessler, John Milbank, and Mark Lilla

Part Two Domesticating Religion

2 The Great Combination

Patrick J. Deneen

3 History and Essence

Jerome Copulsky

Part Three Confronting Pluralism

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