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The Resource Political theology of international order, William Bain

Political theology of international order, William Bain

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Political theology of international order
Title
Political theology of international order
Statement of responsibility
William Bain
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates presuppositions of international order that originate in medieval theology. Part I examines rival conceptions of order that emerged out of a medieval dispute about the nature of God and the extent of his power. The theory of immanent order refers to an interconnected whole that imparts a rationally intelligible pattern of right order. The theory of imposed order refers to a contingent arrangement, established by will and artifice or the operation of an impersonal mechanism, which accommodates numerous patterns that can be made and unmade. Part II investigates the assimilation of medieval theological ideas in the thought of three emblematic thinkers: Martin Luther, Hugo Grotius, and Thomas Hobbes. This challenges the narrative of progressive secularization characterizing most international thought. Particular emphasis is placed on the transition from medieval to modern. The claim here is that continuity describes this transition as persuasively as the more familiar discourse of change. Part III uncovers a theological inheritance that shapes modern theories of international order. The language of system and society, as well as anarchy, balance of power, and contractual international law, reflects the intellectual commitments of nominalist theology. The conclusion explores the tension that arises from this theological inheritance in a world where God is only one of several postulates that can be called upon to fix the contingency of a constructed international order. The danger is that grounding international order in nothing more than human decision leaves what is made fundamentally indeterminate and precariously exposed to the whims of capricious power"--
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Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1967-
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Bain, William
Dewey number
201/.727
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.I56
LC item number
B35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political theology
  • International relations
  • Christianity and international relations
  • Political science
  • Christianity and politics
  • Political theology
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and international relations
  • International relations
  • Religion and international relations
  • Christianisme et politique
  • Théologie politique
  • Relations internationales
  • Relations internationales
Label
Political theology of international order, William Bain
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Order and theology -- Rival conceptions of order : immanent and imposed -- Renaissance, reformation, and the road to Westphalia -- Martin Luther and the theology of the two kingdoms -- Hugo Grotius and the God of international society -- Thomas Hobbes and the divine politics of Anarchy -- Political theology I : system, anarchy, balance of power -- Political theology II : society, law, constitution -- International order beneath an empty sky
Control code
1125999103
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780198859901
Lccn
2020935413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125999103
Label
Political theology of international order, William Bain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Order and theology -- Rival conceptions of order : immanent and imposed -- Renaissance, reformation, and the road to Westphalia -- Martin Luther and the theology of the two kingdoms -- Hugo Grotius and the God of international society -- Thomas Hobbes and the divine politics of Anarchy -- Political theology I : system, anarchy, balance of power -- Political theology II : society, law, constitution -- International order beneath an empty sky
Control code
1125999103
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780198859901
Lccn
2020935413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125999103

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