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By A. James Reimer,Paul G. Doerksen,P. Travis Kroeker

A. James Reimer's (1942-2010) theopolitical venture, meant to be a completely theologically conceptualized political theology, bargains a confident and artistic contribution to this burgeoning box of theological inquiry. Reimer's thesis for this theologically derived politics makes a speciality of the need to take heavily the biblical-Trinitarian foundations for all Christian social ethics, but in addition at the significance of astute and devoted engagement through Christians in public institutional lifestyles, together with the political realm. whereas Reimer understood himself to be operating as an Anabaptist, and was hoping to ask that culture to embody a extra optimistic view of civil associations than has traditionally been the case, he used to be no longer restricted by means of that culture or beholden to take purely its resources under consideration. Ever alert to the issues inherent in all kinds of reductionism, and particularly so in instances the place theology is lowered to both ethics or politics, Reimer's political theology pursues the research of theological realities which are to function the engine, the generative strength of a political theology that seeks to articulate either a severe and a positive-constructive method of public/political existence and institutions.

"These working-papers composed in practise for a wide-ranging political theology will surely make us consider how a lot we now have misplaced via James Reimer's dying. but the result's now not easily a might-have-been. They express us adequate of his historic and conceptual questions to motivate us to reopen questions we could have inspiration closed, and to discover extra believable the chance of a convergence of Radical and Magisterial Protestant traditions, precise to the commitments of either sides."
--Oliver O'Donovan, Emeritus Professor, collage of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

"At as soon as pushing the bounds of Anabaptist theology and supplying a serious point of view from inside of that very same culture, those pages supply at the least an annotated roadmap on the way to learn the area either politically and theologically. A loved present and must-read for all who wish to heed God's name to devoted living!"
--Harry Huebner, Director, foreign and Inter-Faith Theological tasks, Canadian Mennonite college, Winnipeg, Canada

A. James Reimer (1942-2010), professor of spiritual experiences and Christian theology at Conrad Grebel college university and on the Toronto institution of Theology, used to be named exceptional Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2008.

Paul G. Doerksen is affiliate professor of theology and Anabaptist experiences at Canadian Mennonite college in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. he's the writer of Beyond Suspicion: Post-Christendom Protestant Political Theology in John Howard Yoder and Oliver O'Donovan.

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