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    DescriptionHow 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.


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    Title
    Theology, Ideology and Liberation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521464765
    ISBN 10: 0521464765
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    references, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...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
    Back cover copy
    How is theology liberating? In this post-Gorbachev world in which many demand freedom, and which the West seems ill-equipped to deliver, can we even envisage a liberative theology? Taking as his starting point the Marxist complaint that Christianity is ideological, Dr 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 towards society in an interpretation of resurrection as social. Only in this way can a trinitarian Christian account of liberation be adequately grounded. This study will be of interest to those who wish to know if theology may speak truthfully about the transformation of society. In a period of crisis and hope, the book offers the shape of a liberative theology that might nerve Christian practice towards social freedom.
    Table of contents
    General editors' preface; Preface; Introduction; Part I: The Shape of the Argument; 1. Theology and the Marxist critique of ideology; 2. Hegemony, ideology and determination; Part II: Liberating Theology; 3. Against idolatry: two protocols; 4. God/world: distinction and connections; Part III: Christian liberation? 5. Theology and society; 6. Incarnation, resurrection and liberation; 7. Society and God's trinitarian presence; 8. Unfinished business; References; Index.