Levend in Leviathan : een onderzoek naar de theorie over 'christendom' in de politieke theologie van Oliver O'Donovan

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Levend in Leviathan : een onderzoek naar de theorie over 'christendom' in de politieke theologie van Oliver O'Donovan

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Levend in Leviathan : een onderzoek naar de theorie over 'christendom' in de politieke theologie van Oliver O'Donovan
Author: Bruijne, Arie Leendert Theodoor de
Publisher: Uitgeverij Kok, Kampen
Issue Date: 2006-10-12
Keywords: Oliver O'Donovan
Christendom/ Constantinianism
Church and State
Political theology
Ethics
Religion and society
Stanley Hauerwas
Politics
Civil religion
Theocracy
Abstract: This study surveys the theory about 'Christendom' developed by the Anglican theologian Oliver O'Donovan. The author defines 'Christendom' as a state of affairs in which the Christian faith in one way or another gives public direction to society and/or politics. The investigation is positioned within the present debate about the role of religion in Dutch society. The Anglo-Saxon Christendom debate illustrates that the discussions about the societal role of religion should not deny the theological dimension to this question. The Christendom debate of our time has been for the most part initiated by two American theologians, John Howard Yoder and Stanley Hauerwas. They take a critical view of Christendom. Besides this option there are four other positions in the Christendom debate: the Christian faith as civil religion, the liberal vision, the theocratic approach, and confessional or principled pluralism. A comparison between them and O'Donovan's theory shows out that the latter has the potential to unite what usually only exists in mutual tension and to open up a fruitful continuation of the 'Christendom' debate as well as the discussions about the role of religion in society.
Description: Promotor: G.G. de Kruijf
With Summary in English
Faculty: Faculty of Theology
Citation: Bruijne, A.L.T. de, 2006, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9043513296
9789043513296
Sponsor: Stichting "Afbouw", Kampen
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/4913
 

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