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Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World
Desire, Beauty, and the Divine

ISBN 9780367884536
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
218 Pages

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Book Description

Radical Orthodoxy remains an important movement within Christian theology, but does it relate effectively with an increasingly pluralist and secular Western society? Can it authentically communicate the beauty and desire of the divine to such a diverse collection of theological accounts of meaning?

This book re-assesses the viability of the social model given by John Milbank, before attempting an out-narration of this vision with a more convincing account of the link between the example of the Trinitarian divine and the created world. It also touches on areas such as interreligious dialogue, particularly between Christianity and Islam, as well as social issues such as marginalisation, integration, and community relations in order to chart a practical way forward for the living of a Christian life within contemporary plurality.

This is a vital resource for any Theology academic with an interest in Radical Orthodoxy and conservative post-modern Christian theology. It will also appeal to scholars involved in Islamic Studies and studying interreligious dialogues.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1 Narrative  2 God  3 Desire  4 Beauty  5 Conclusion

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Angus M. Slater is currently a Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales Trinity St David, having previously worked at Lancaster University, University of Cumbria, and Keele University. His main research areas include philosophical approaches to dialogue, Christian Theology, Islamic Studies, and aspects of popular culture and religions. Within these areas, particular interests include themes of identity, authority, narrative, and power.