Political Theology for a Plural Age

May 28, 2013

In Political Theology for a Plural Age, Michael Kessler brings together essays from leading scholars to explore historic and contemporary understandings of political engagement in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The essays are written by leading thinkers and practitioners from each of these three traditions and their secular counterparts. The issues under examination are how religious beliefs and principles motivate specific political action. The essays contest the definition of political theology and look at how globalization, secularization, and pluralism affect the construction and plausibility of political theologies. In the end, the authors seek to offer insight into how the political theologies of the three Abrahamic traditions can adapt to the shared global challenges of the twenty-first century.

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