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Book Preview – Wealth, Inequality, And The Theological Imagination (Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty)

Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2017.  256 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-1-62698-238-3. Contemporary religious leaders, ethicists, economists, political scientists, and sociologists write a great deal about the problem of poverty and wealth inequalities in the US and worldwide.  You may […]

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Faith in Public Life: A Response to Dianne Feinstein and Steve Bannon (Matthew A. Shadle)

During a Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said to Barrett, a practicing Catholic, “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern when […]

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Why Christians Should Reject The Nashville Statement On Sexuality (Daniel Morris)

In a perfect world, thoughtful Christians would be able to ignore the recently published Nashville Statement. Produced under the auspices of the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the document was endorsed by over 150 “Initial Signers” from conservative seminaries, divinity schools, churches, and lobbying organizations. The document upholds strictly […]

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Books We Love, Part 5 (Roberto Sirvent)

To help us launch the Political Theology Network, we asked scholars working at the intersection of religion and politics to share five books that inspired them. The “Books We Love” series offers a fun way to introduce readers of “Political Theology Today” to books that have influenced their favorite authors. […]

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What Does Mark Lilla Want? American Liberalism And The Legacy Of White Supremacy (Roger Green)

Directly following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, HarperCollins released a hastily written book by the Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla. Before commenting on the new book, I want to recall something Lilla wrote at the end of his much more thoughtful book, The Stillborn God (2007): Those of us […]

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