God and Government in an 'Age of Reason'

God and Government in an 'Age of Reason' by David Nicholls


ISBN
9780415011730
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Binding
Hardcover
Pages
296
Dimensions
159 x 235mm

This companion volume to "Deity and Domination" broadens its examination of the relationship between religion and politics, and argues that the way a community pictures God will inevitably reflect (and also affect) its general understanding of authority, whether it be in state, in family or in other social institutions. Much language about God, for example, has a primarily political reference: in psalms, hymns and sermons God is called king, judge, lord, ruler and to him are ascribed might, majesty, dominion, power and sovereignty. But if political rhetoric is frequently incorporated into religious discourse, the reverse is also true: many key concepts of modern political theory are secularized theological concepts.
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This companion volume to "Deity and Domination" broadens its examination of the relationship between religion and politics, and argues that the way a community pictures God will inevitably reflect (and also affect) its general understanding of authority, whether it be in state, in family or in other social institutions. Much language about God, for example, has a primarily political reference: in psalms, hymns and sermons God is called king, judge, lord, ruler and to him are ascribed might, majesty, dominion, power and sovereignty. But if political rhetoric is frequently incorporated into religious discourse, the reverse is also true: many key concepts of modern political theory are secularized theological concepts.
ISBN:
9780415011730
Publication Date:
02 / 11 / 1995
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
159 x 235mm

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