Exodus Church and Civil Society: Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Exodus Church and Civil Society

Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann, 1st Edition

By Scott R. Paeth

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232 pages

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This book investigates the intersection of theology and social theory in the work of Jürgen Moltmann. In particular, it examines the way in which his concept of the "Exodus Church" can illuminate the importance of the idea of civil society for a Christian public theology. The concept of civil society can aid in moving from the narrower category of "political theology," a term used frequently by Moltmann to emphasize the church's public commitment, to a broader understanding of theology's public task, which takes into account the plurality of ends and institutions within society. The idea of the Exodus Church enables deeper understanding of Christian ethical participation within a complex modern society.

About the Author

Scott Paeth is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University, Chicago, IL. He works in the fields of theological ethics, applied ethics, and public theology. His previous publications include Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics: A Reader, The Local Church in a Global Era, and Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and Identity in the United Church of Christ.

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RELIGION / General