Theology, Ideology and Liberation
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 288
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
How is theology liberating? In the context of a post-Gorbachev world, where many demand freedom which the Western powers seem ill-equipped to deliver, is it even possible to envisage a liberative theology? Taking as his starting point the Marxist complaint that Christianity is ideological, Peter Scott argues that it is not enough for Christian theology to talk about liberation: it must be liberative. Stressing with feminist and liberation theologies the embodied, contextual nature of theology, the constructive proposal made here locates God's liberating abundance toward society in an interpretation of resurrection as social. Only in this way, in the author's view, can a trinitarian Christian account of liberation be adequately grounded. The book will be of interest to all those who wish to know if theology may speak truthfully about the transformation of society: it offers the shape of a liberative theology pointing towards social freedom.
"...complex, original, scholarly, and carefully argued..." Theology Today "[Scott] is a gifted thinker with a very clear grasp of Marxism and the challenges it presents..." Theological Studies