The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice

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Fortress Press, 1992 - Religion - 262 pages
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Delving into the complex aspects of Christian beliefs in their historical, theological, and social diversity, Tanner offers a rigorous and sustained analysis of the relations of belief to attitudes and action. In arguing that Christian beliefs about God and the world can be disengaged from complicity with social forces of reaction and oppression, Tanner discloses the radical potential of Christian beliefs and realigns them with efforts to bring about a just society.
 

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Tanner (religious studies, Yale) critiques the relationship between theology and political commitments in order "to show how Christian beliefs about God and the world may be disentangled from a ... Read full review

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Contents

Beliefs Actions Attitudes
1
SelfCritical Cultures and Divine Transcendence
35
Sociopolitical Critique and Christian Belief
75
Christian Belief and the Justification of Hierarchy
127
Christian Belief and Respect for Others
157
Christian Belief and Respect for Difference
193
Christian Belief and Activism
225
Index
259
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