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Do those in authority wield all the power, or do those who stand before and under authority also exercise power? What kinds of power are available to us? How must we reconfigure how conceptions of authority once we recognize the multiple and various forms that power takes? In this volume, established and rising scholars in theology and ethics respond to these questions in order to revitalize the discipline of political theology. While traditional and recent approaches to political theology focus on issues of sovereignty and presume specific analogies between the divine and the human, the essays here attend to power's variety, offering alternative conceptions of divine and human authority meant to encourage just and humane social practices. Power, it turns out, is entangled in love, revelation, language, cultural creativity, and pluralization. By beginning with such themes, the contributors seek to renegotiate the conceptual terrain between power, theology, and politics.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Religion + Politics + State
Series Title: New Approaches to Religion and Power
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Street Date: October 21, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-6987
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