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The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe has forced traditionally Eastern Orthodox countries to consider the relationship between Christianity and liberal democracy. Contributors examine the influence of Constantinianism in both the post-communist Orthodox world and in Western political theology. Constructive theological essays feature Catholic and Protestant theologians reflecting on the relationship between Christianity and democracy, as well as Orthodox theologians reflecting on their tradition’s relationship to liberal democracy. The essays explore prospects of a distinctively Christian politics in a post-communist, post-Constantinian age.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Outrunning Constantine’s Shadow
  2. Aristotle Papanikolaou, George E. Demacopoulos
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. The Post- Communist Situation
  1. Moral Argument in the Human Rights Debate of the Russian Orthodox Church
  2. Kristina Stoeckl
  3. pp. 11-30
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  1. Post-Communist Orthodox Countries and Secularization: The Lautsi Case and the Fracture of Europe
  2. Father Capodistrias Hämmerli
  3. pp. 31-58
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  1. Political Theologies: Protestant-Catholic-Orthodox Conversations
  1. Power to the People: Orthodoxy, Consociational Democracy, and the Move beyond Phyletism
  2. Luke Bretherton
  3. pp. 61-77
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  1. Power, Protest, and Perichoresis: On Being Church in a Troubled World
  2. Mary Doak
  3. pp. 78-97
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  1. Strange Fruit: Augustine, Liberalism, and the Good Samaritan
  2. Eric Gregory
  3. pp. 98-110
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  1. An Orthodox Encounter with Liberal Democracy
  2. Emmanuel Clapsis
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. Democracy and the Dynamics of Death: Orthodox Reflections on the Origin, Purpose, and Limits of Politics
  2. Perry T. Hamalis
  3. pp. 127-154
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  1. “I Have Overcome the World”: The Church, the Liberal State, and Christ’s Two Natures in the Russian Politics of Theosis
  2. Nathaniel Wood
  3. pp. 155-172
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  1. Constantine’s Shadow: Historical Perspectives
  1. Emperors and Bishops of Constantinople (324–431)
  2. Timothy D. Barnes
  3. pp. 175-201
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  1. Stepping Out of Constantine’s Shadow
  2. Peter Iver Kaufman
  3. pp. 202-218
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  1. “You Cannot Have a Church Without an Empire”: Political Orthodoxy in Byzantium
  2. James C. Skedros
  3. pp. 219-231
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  1. Roman Catholicism and Democracy: The Postconciliar Era
  2. J. Bryan Hehir
  3. pp. 232-250
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  1. An Apophatic Approach
  1. How (Not) to Be a Political Theologian
  2. Stanley Hauerwas
  3. pp. 253-274
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 275-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-291
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 292
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823274222
Related ISBN
9780823274192
MARC Record
OCLC
961911781
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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