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Church, Authority, and Foucault

Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom

Church, Authority, and Foucault

Imagining the Church as an Open Space of Freedom

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£140.00

Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781472474964
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 09/02/2017
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
The Church, Authority and Foucault addresses the problem of the Church’s enmeshment with sovereign power, which can lead to marginalisation. Breaking new ground, Ogden uses Foucault’s approach to power and knowledge to interpret the church leader’s significance as the guardian of knowledge. This can become privileged knowledge, under the spell of sovereign power, and with the complicity of clergy and laity in search of sovereigns. Inevitably, such a culture leads to a sense of entitlement for leaders and conformity for followers. All in the name of obedience.

Steven G Ogden

Steven Ogden is Principal of St Francis College Brisbane and senior lecturer in the school of theology, Charles Sturt University. He was formerly Dean of St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide. In Adelaide, he also taught theology at Flinders University. He has participated in over 80 in-studio radio interviews, regionally and nationally (with interviews in the United States) on theological, ethical and social issues. He is the author of The Presence of God in the World: A Contribution to Postmodern Christology based on the Theologies of Paul Tillich and Karl Rahner (2007).

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