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Book Review: God and international relations: christian theology and world politics

Walters, James (2012) Book Review: God and international relations: christian theology and world politics. LSE Review of Books (27 Oct 2012). Blog Entry.

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Religion is prevalent in world politics today, and international relation theory is at pains to understand and explain this phenomenon. This unique study aims to introduce political theology as an appropriate tool to the study of international relations, revealing the Christian foundations of the discipline and delivering a critique of some of its most fundamental theoretical elements, such as its secular view of religion as part of the irrational and its negation of theism in its understanding of responsibility in world politics. James Walters finds a refreshing book that reminds us that the line between the religious and the non-religious is more fluid than late modernity has come to think.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JX International law
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 15:39
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:06

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