Cities of God by Graham WardCities of God by Graham Ward

Cities of God

byGraham WardEditorGraham Ward

Paperback | January 12, 2001

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Cities of God traces urban culture of north America and Western Europe during the 1970s, to ask how theology can respond to the postmodern city. Since Harvey Cox published his famous theological response to urban living during the mid-1960s very little has been written to address this fundamental subject. Through analyses of contemporary film, architecture, literature, and traditional theological resources in Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, Graham Ward lays out a systematic theology which has the preparation and building of cities as its focus. This is vital reading for all those interested in theology and urban living.
Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester and Executive Editor of The Journal of Literature and Theology. (OUP). He is the author of a number of books, including Critical Theory (Macmillan) and the editor of The Postmodern God (Macmillan) and The Certeau Reader (Blackwell). He is the co-...
Title:Cities of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.1 X 6.2 X 0.7 inPublished:January 12, 2001Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415202566

ISBN - 13:9780415202565

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Editorial Reviews

...""Cities of God provides a thoughtful and helpful approach to the treatment of gender and civic life within theology, and future theological discussions of the city will do well to work in conversation with Ward''s approach.."-"Journal of Religion, William W. Young III, Loyola College in Maryland "This is a very interesting book.."-William Cavanaugh, University of St. Thomas "This will appeal to those interested not only in mysticism and process thought but also in the significance of religious experience in contemporary Christianity.."-"Religious Studies Review, October 2001, volume 27 number 4 "Ward has... produced a profound diagnosis of the city and a viable theological remedy."-"The Expository Times "The book is worth reading... [T]here is a humility here which acknowledges that ''our dogmatisms speak more about our fears than our aspirations''."-"Church Times