The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

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This book by Oliver O'Donovan is a work of systematic Christian political thought, combining Biblical interpretation, historical discussion of the Western political and theological tradition, theoretical construction and critical engagement with contemporary views. It argues for an alternative to political theology, one that is more politically constructive than the dominant models of the past generation.

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This book by Oliver O'Donovan is a work of systematic Christian political thought, combining biblical interpretation, historical discussion of the Western political and theological tradition, theoretical construction and critical engagement with contemporary views. It argues for an alternative to political theology, one that is both more politically constructive than the dominant models of the past generation developed under the influence of Latin American theology and more receptive to the Western Christian tradition. This book makes an important contribution to contemporary political theology and Christian ethics.

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"...a powerful argument by a subtle thinker. And it is a serious book to which anyone interested in questions of theology and politics must attend." Kenneth R. Craycraft Jr., The Review of Politics

"The Desire of the Nations is as significant a work of theology as I can recall reading in the last twenty years....this book is important....the book is carefully plotted." Gilbert Meilaender, First Things

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