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Announcement – Political Theology 18.5 Is Now Online

Political Theology, Volume 18, Issue 5, August 2017 is now available electronically at Taylor & Francis Online. This new issue contains the following articles: “Establishment Radical: Assessing the Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Reflections on the End of an Era“ Jeremy Luis Sabella Pages: 377-398 | DOI: 10.1179/1462317X15Z.000000000176 Abstract This article argues that Reinhold […]

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The Politics of Hannah’s Opened Womb—1 Samuel 1:4-20; 2:1-10 (Alastair Roberts)

As political theologians we may be peculiarly vulnerable to the error of neglecting—or even denying—the significance of the obscure and personal struggles and victories of the faithful that do not assert themselves onto the grand public stage of society. We have much to learn from Hannah’s recognition that, in God’s answer to her prayer for a son, the seeds of a dramatic social and political upheaval had been sown.

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The Politics of Choosing A Mate (or Two)—Genesis 29:15-28 (Timothy Simpson)

The Old Testament account of Jacob’s sojourn with Laban can expose some contemporary Christian blindspots, not least in assumptions concerning the ‘biblical’ meaning of marriage. However, we must also reckon with the limitations of the text’s own perspective, giving voice to the silent female characters within it.

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Book Preview – The Faith Lives of Women and Girls, edited by Nicola Slee, Fran Porter and Anne Phillips

[Nicola Slee, Fran Porter and Anne Phillips preview their edited collection, The Faith Lives of Women and Girls: Qualitative Research Perspectives (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)]. The Spiritual is Political ‘The personal is political’ has long encapsulated a core feminist idea that, contrary to dominant opinion, women’s lived experiences are not irrelevant […]

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The Politics of Luke 1:39-45

For three weeks now, I have been listening to Mary’s Magnificat sung as a part of the mid-week evening prayer service in my congregation. Last week, I leaned over to my five-year-old and told her, “This is the story of Jesus’ Mommy when she was pregnant with him.” Rereading a paper that I wrote on this text in college, I critiqued an over spiritualization of these words that are “a vivid proclamation of God’s eternal justice and intention to uplift the weak and lowly in a ministry of love…a call to social action on behalf of humanity.” Now, as I sit with the text, I can only say that it is all of this and more…

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