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Contributions from Queer Theory  

Patrick S. Cheng

This chapter provides an overview of what Christian theologians need to know about queer theory, which is a critical approach to sexuality and gender that challenges the ‘naturalness’ of ... More

Jesuits and India  

Leonard Fernando SJ

Jesuits have been a continuing presence in India since the sixteenth century. With the help of local people, they not only spread the Christian faith but also did a lot for the growth of ... More

The Making of the Modern Metropolis  

Graham Ward

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Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the relationship between the thoughts of theologians and philosophers and the cities that nurtured and inspired them. Such an analysis is important because the development of ... More

Nationalism and Patriotism  

Stephen Backhouse

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Feb 2013
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This chapter, which first defines nationalism by describing its features, looks at nations, states, and nation-states, and then examines nationalism's relationship to patriotism. It then turns to the ... More

Society, Politics, and Modernity  

Merold Westphal

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Jun 2013
This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's views on society, politics, and modernity as a practitioner of ideology critique, explaining that ideology critique is a special case of the hermeneutics of ... More

Sovereignty  

Luke Bretherton

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Feb 2013
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This chapter examines a number of counter-intuitive suggestions which contest the idea that modernity represents a revolution against top-down, hierarchal schemas of sovereignty previously ... More

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