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A World for All?
Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology
PAPERBACK; Published: 4/7/2011
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2742-5
372 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Does global civil society offer hope of a world for all?

Reflecting on globalization, ethics, and religion, social theorists and theologians consider answers to this pivotal question. In their ecumenical, interdisciplinary dialogue, capped off by five local case studies from around the world, they contemplate a globally inclusive social vision unbounded by national and ethnic borders and examine the ongoing relationship between civil society and the church that worships a Trinitarian God.

  • Daniela C. Augustine
  • Alexander Broadie
  • J. Kameron Carter
  • Peter J. Casarella
  • William J. Danaher
  • Kimberly Hutchings
  • Kristen Deede Johnson
  • John Keane
  • Nico Koopman
  • Christoffel Lombard
  • Paul Louis Metzger
  • Petr Pokorny
  • J. Jayakiran Sebastian
  • Rudolf von Sinner
  • Dirkie Smit
  • Max L. Stackhouse
  • William F. Storrar

Mark A. Noll
— University of Notre Dame
" 'Global civil society' is the theme of this solid collection of essays. What is it? How might it relate to foundational Christian theology? How does it connect to important ecumenical movements of the twentieth century? What does it look like in practical cases? And can any theorizing about 'the global' escape the evils of western colonial exploitation? The overall result is important dialogue on important world problems in the light of important Christian doctrines."
Keith Clements
— Conference of European Churches
"Here is a body of genuinely ecumenical thinking and imaginative yet inviting critical scrutiny — a rich resource for all who, being seriously concerned with the direction of human society and the role of faith within it, look for grounds of hope for our world."
Robert Schreiter
— author of The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local
"The range of voices represented here reflects the complex and urgent question of how we can continue a worldwide exchange of action and policy that will allow all people to live together in a genuinely humane fashion. No discussion of political theology, social theory, and cosmopolitanism can be continued without reference to this book."
Theological Studies
"A well-written introduction by the three editors helpfully frames the topic. . . . The interdisciplinary approach is part of the volume's appeal."