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Kirwan, Michael (2012) Spirituality and Politics. In: Woods, Richard, Tyler, Peter, (eds.) Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality. London: Bloomsbury Press, pp. 187-199. [Book section]

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    Abstract

    The chapter explores the relationship between spirituality and politics, using one author from antiquity (Augustine) and one from the modern era (Johann Baptist Metz). The themes of political idolatry and the vulnerability of the subject are seen to be related by both authors as causes of political messianism. A further connection with spirituality is explored in Metz's relation with Karl Rahner, as these authors two contrasting 'moments' in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises (Ashley).

    Item Type: Book section
    Keywords: spirituality, politics, political theology, Augustine, Metz
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Kirwan
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2013 17:13
    Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 14:50
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1964

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