Exodus Church and Civil Society: Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann

1st Edition

Scott R. Paeth

Routledge
Published October 22, 2008
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780754662013 - CAT# Y236432
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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Summary

This book investigates the intersection of theology and social theory in the work of Jürgen Moltmann. In particular, it examines the way in which his concept of the "Exodus Church" can illuminate the importance of the idea of civil society for a Christian public theology. The concept of civil society can aid in moving from the narrower category of "political theology," a term used frequently by Moltmann to emphasize the church's public commitment, to a broader understanding of theology's public task, which takes into account the plurality of ends and institutions within society. The idea of the Exodus Church enables deeper understanding of Christian ethical participation within a complex modern society.

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