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Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ

Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ

The Theopolitical Complex of the Social Justice Approach to Ecumenism in Vatican II

by Matthew John Paul Tan
Publication Date: 07/01/2014
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Does social justice promote Christian unity? With reference to paragraph 12 of Unitatis Redintegratio--Vatican II's declaration on ecumenism--this book argues that an emphasis on justice and unity without proper consideration of social context actually risks obscuring a clear public declaration of Christ, by having Christians uncritically accept the presumptions that underpin the sociopolitical status quo. This constitutes a failure in Christian interpretation, the crux of which is a failure in ecclesiology. Matthew John Paul Tan suggests the beginnings of a corrective with reference to works by Pope Benedict XVI, theologians such as Graham Ward, and postmodern theorists like Michel Foucault. Ultimately, Tan invites the reader to begin considering how answering this seemingly simple question will implicate not only theology, but also philosophy and political theory, as well as considering the need for the church to engage in a bolder confessional politics in place of the politics of the public square often favored by Christian and non-Christian commentators.
ISBN:
9781620323649
9781620323649
Category:
Religion & beliefs
Publication Date:
07-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
210.82x137.16x7.62mm
Weight:
0.16kg

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