The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology by Oliver ODonovanThe Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology by Oliver ODonovan

The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

byOliver ODonovan

Paperback | September 8, 1999

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This book by Oliver O'Donovan is a work of systematic Christian political thought, combining Biblical interpretation, historical discussion of the Western political and theological tradition, theoretical construction and critical engagement with contemporary views. It argues for an alternative to political theology, one that is more politically constructive than the dominant models of the past generation.
Title:The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 8, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521665167

ISBN - 13:9780521665162

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. Beyond suspicion; 2. The revelation of God's kingship; 3. Dual authority and the fulfilling of the time; 4. The triumph of the Kingdom; 5. The church; 6. The obedience of rulers; 7. The redemption of society; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of scriptural references; Index of subjects; Index of names and authors.

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Political theology has its origins from the very early ages. Like everything else, there is danger that this line of thinking is becoming obsolete. In The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology, Oliver O`Donovan examines Christian political thought through Biblical interpretation and Western political history. O`Donovan argues that an alternative to political theology is needed, one that is more up-to-date with contemporary political thoughts. Anyone with an interest in theology and politics will want to read this groundbreaking book. 

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"The Desire of the Nations is as significant a work of theology as I can recall reading in the last twenty years....this book is important....the book is carefully plotted." Gilbert Meilaender, First Things