Political Worship: Ethics for Christian Citizens

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Religion - 402 pages
How does Christian ethics begin? This pioneering study explores the grammar of the Christian life as it is embodied and learned in worship as the formative experience of Christian communities. In a careful analysis of biblical and traditional conceptions of worship, Wannenwetsch demonstrates how worship challenges the deepest antagonisms in political thought and social practice. Particular worship practices (confession, preaching, praising, intercession, observance of holy days) are examined and their ethical and political significance is explored.
 

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Contents

Overcoming the Functional Approach
21
The Grammar
32
Absorptions
41
Their Traditional Correlation
58
A Worship as the Praxis of Reconciliation
89
The Surmounting of Political Antinomies
117
B Worship Identity in Postmodern Society
207
The Worshipping Congregation as
235
Io Consensus and Forgiveness
298
Homiletics as Political Propaedeutics
317
B Life Out of Abundance
326
Sabbath
345
Bibliography
361
Index of Subjects
379
Index of Names
395
Copyright

A Hearing in CommunityThe Political Power
279

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Bernd Wannenwetsch is University Lecturer in Ethics in the Theology Faculty, University of Oxford.

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