Evangelicals and Empire: Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo

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Bruce Ellis Benson, Peter Goodwin Heltzel
Brazos Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Religion - 336 pages
This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement at a time when empire is alternately denounced and embraced. It brings noted thinkers from a range of evangelical perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century--Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors grapple with the concept of empire and how evangelicalism should operate in the world of empire.
 

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Contents

ForewordNicholas Wolterstorff
7
George W Bushs Theology of EmpireJim
25
How the Flesh of Multitude Can Become
43
EmpireBuilding or DemocracyatWork? The Growing Influence
67
Liberality vs LiberalismJohn Milbank
93
Evangelium and Imperium
107
The Hidden Competition between
120
Political Complexities and Rivalries of Pneuma and ImperiaKurt
130
Where Are the Pentecostals in an Age of Empire?Elaine Padilla
169
A Discussion between Donald W Dayton and Christian
185
Hardt and Negris Challenge to Theology
201
The End of Theology and
218
What Empire Which Multitude? Pentecostalism and Social Liberation
237
A Theological Defense of the SecularMichael
252
Theopolitics TodayMario Costa
291
AfterwordMichael Hardt and Antonio Negri
307

Jesse Jackson
152

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Bruce Ellis Benson (PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is distinguished visiting scholar in philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and executive director of the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology. He previously taught at Wheaton College for more than twenty years. Benson is the author of Graven Ideologies and Pious Nietzsche. Peter Goodwin Heltzel (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and coeditor of Theology in Global Context.

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