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Political Theology Revisited

May, John D'Arcy (2015) Political Theology Revisited. In: Mining Truths: Festschrift in Honour of Geraldine Smyth OP - Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder. EOS Verlag, St Ottilien, pp. 537-554. ISBN 9783830677468


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Johann Baptist Metz revived the concept of 'political theology', even though it had been discredited by the conservative German jurist Carl Schmitt in the 1930s. The chapter reassesses Metz's contribution, examines a new interpretation of Schmitt, and goes on to show how ecumenical engagement in the process of reconciliation in Northern Ireland is a version of political theology.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: political theology, Johann Baptist Metz, Carl Schmitt, Geraldine Smyth
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ecumenical Studies
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr John D'Arcy May
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 04:44
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 10:18
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2073

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