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Democracy and the

Democracy and the "Kingdom of God"

STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

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I. A Dangerous and/or Useful Kingdom? ............ 5 II. Is There a Concept of the Kingdom of God? . . . . .. . 9 III. The Development of the Concept of a Kingdom of God in the Old Testament ................... 15 IV. Is an Apolitical Kingdom of God Possible? ....... 21 V. The Vicissitudes of Theocracy in Israel ........... 27 VI. New Testament Conceptualization of Messianic Fulfillment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 37 . . . . . . . . VII. Is an Alternative Messianic Scenario Conceivable? ................... . . . . . . .. . . 43 . VIII. Did Jesus make a Major Mistake? ............. 51 IX. The Dialectics of Christian Interpretation . . . . . .. . . 59 X. Hermeneutical Circle, or circulus vitiosus? ........ 67 XI. Political Milestones: Three Romes, Three Reichs, Three Kingdoms, and a "Holy Roman ." 73 E mplre ................................. . viii XII. Catholic Political Theology: The "Two Cities" and "Two Swords," and Beyond. . . . . . . . . .. . . 83 . XIII. How Visible can a "City of God" be? ......... 101 XIV. Protestant Political Theology: Beyond the "Two Kingdoms" and the "Two Regiments" . . . . .. . . 109 XV. Does Hegelian Political Theology have a Future? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 119 . . . . . . . . . XVI. The Emergence of the Secular Kingdom of God ..................................... 125 XVII. Secularization-a Boon to Mankind? ......... 137 XVIII. Religious Experience, Chosenness, and Political Expression ....................... 145 XIX. Does Democracy need Redefinition? .......... 157 XX. The Dialectics of Democracy ................. 169 XXI. Democracy and the Kingdom of God . . . . . . .. . . 183 XXII. Are Church and State "Mutually Conducive"? .. 195 XXIII. World Federalism and Ecumenical Christianity 205 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 221 . . . . . . . . . . BIBLIOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 225 . . . . . . .

Prefacep. 1
A Dangerous and/or Useful Kingdom?p. 5
Is There a Concept of the Kingdom of God?p. 9
The Development of the Concept of a Kingdom of God in the Old Testamentp. 15
Is an Apolitical Kingdom of God Possible?p. 21
The Vicissitudes of Theocracy in Israelp. 27
New Testament Conceptualization of Messianic Fulfillmentp. 37
Is an Alternative Messianic Scenario Conceivable?p. 43
Did Jesus make a Major Mistake?p. 51
The Dialectics of Christian Interpretationp. 59
Hermeneutical Circle, or circulus vitiosus?p. 67
Political Milestones: Three Romes, Three Reichs, Three Kingdoms, and a "Holy Roman Empire"p. 73
Catholic Political Theology: The "Two Cities" and "Two Swords," and Beyondp. 83
How Visible can a "City of God" be?p. 101
Protestant Political Theology: Beyond the "Two Kingdoms" and the "Two Regiments"p. 109
Does Hegelian Political Theology have a Future?p. 119
The Emergence of the Secular Kingdom of Godp. 125
Secularization - a Boon to Mankind?p. 137
Religious Experience, Chosenness, and Political Expressionp. 145
Does Democracy need Redefinition?p. 157
The Dialectics of Democracyp. 169
Democracy and the Kingdom of Godp. 183
Are Church and State "Mutually Conducive"?p. 195
World Federalism and Ecumenical Christianityp. 205
Conclusionp. 221
Bibliographyp. 225
Concordance of Names and Subjectsp. 241
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ISBN: 9780792321064
ISBN-10: 0792321065
Series: STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 28th February 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59