Over the past thirty years much has been written about the critical theory of society that was produced by a small group of left-wing Hegelians in the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in the United States. This book seeks to make a contribution to the continued development of the critical theory of society and religion as it offers a corrective to the one-sided, positivistic development of the modern social sciences as well as to the increasing social irrelevancy of the contemporary Christian church.
?Ott brings a fresh perspective on the importance of Horkheimer's critical theory of religion for the church in our time.--Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA "Religious Studies Review "
Chapter 1 Dedication Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction to the Critical Theory of Religion Chapter 4 Critique of Bourgeois Religion Chapter 5 The Crisis of Modernity Chapter 6 The Social Ambiguity of Religion Chapter 7 The Determinate Negation of Religion Chapter 8 Resistance and Hope Chapter 9 The Critical Theory of Religion and the Church in Modernity Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: November 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.21