Graham Ward, "Cities of God" (Routledge Radical Orthodoxy)
Taylor & Francis (2001) | English | eISBN: 0203190432 | 327 pages | PDF | 4.30 MB
An exciting contribution to the Radical Orthodoxy series, Graham Ward fills a major void in theological literature by offering the first detailed theological response to urban living for thirty-five years.
Beginning with an account of how Christian theology is called upon to read the signs of the time, Cities of God traces the shift in urban culture in North America and Western Europe that took place in the 1970s. The modern sites of eternal aspiration and hope became the postmodern cities of eternal desires. The old, modern theological responses to the city become unbelievable and inadequate, necessitating a new theological approach to urban living. Such an approach would have to engage with and respond to the insurgent social atomism and the celebration of virtual realities evident in late-capitalist, postmodern civic living. The book seeks to develop that approach, emphasising the analogical relations which exist between physical, ecclesial, sacramental, social and political bodies. It argues for a profound participation of all these bodies in the Body of Christ. Working through analyses of contemporary film, architecture and literature, and drawing upon traditional theological resources in Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, the book lays out a systematic theology which has the preparation and building of cities of God as its focus.
In the mid-sixties Harvey Cox published his famous theological response to urban living. Since then Christian theology has lacked a detailed theology of the city. The need for such a theology became highly evident with the publication of the 1985 Archbishop’s Commission, Faith in the City, as theologians sympathetic to the project made clear. But the city was undergoing dramatic changes at the time. The shape and extent of those changes are now becoming evident; a theological response becomes possible. Cities of God offers the first detailed theological response to the city for thirty-five years.
(No mirrors, pls)
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