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Migrations of the holy : God, state, and the political meaning of the church

Author: William T Cavanaugh
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2011.
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Whether one thinks that ôreligionö continues to fade or has made a comeback in the contemporary world, there is a common notion that ôreligionö went away some-where, at least in the West. Yet William Cavanaugh argues that religious fervor never left-it has only migrated toward a new object of worship. In Migrations of the Holy he examines the disconcerting modern transfer of sacred devotion from the church to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Cavanaugh
ISBN: 9780802866097 0802866093
OCLC Number: 670238205
Description: v, 200 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Killing for the telephone company" : why the nation-state is not the keeper of the common good --
From one city to two : Christian reimagining of political space --
Migrant, tourist, pilgrim, monk : identity and mobility in a global age --
Messianic nation : a Christian theological critique of American exceptionalism --
How to do penance for the inquisition --
The liturgies of church and state --
The church as political --
The sinfulness and visibility of the church : a Christological exploration --
A politics of vulnerability.
Other Titles: God, state, and the political meaning of the church
Responsibility: William T. Cavanaugh.

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Whether one thinks that ôreligionö continues to fade or has made a comeback in the contemporary world, there is a common notion that ôreligionö went away some-where, at least in the West. Yet William Cavanaugh argues that religious fervor never left-it has only migrated toward a new object of worship. In Migrations of the Holy he examines the disconcerting modern transfer of sacred devotion from the church to the nation-state.

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Luke Bretherton King's College London "In these essays William Cavanaugh continues to provide leadership and vision in the field of political theology. He addresses essential questions about the Read more...

 
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