02 September 2010

Book: Political Theology and Theology of the Cross (in German)

Just published in German: Christian Johannes Neddens, "Politische Theologie und Theologie des Kreuzes: Werner Elert und Hans Joachim Iwand" (Political Theology and Theology of the Cross: Werner Elert and Hans Joachim Iwand; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, August 2010):


From the publisher's description: "With Werner Elert and Hans Joachim Iwand two Lutheran theologians are looked at who substantially shaped the theological and political way of the Evangelical Church in Germany from the 30s through the 50s of the last century. Christian Neddens highlights the origins and the development of their theological positions. The focus of his study lies on the respective characteristic and momentous interrelation of the political theology or political ethics of a Christology of the cross that refers back to the theology of Martin Luther." (my translation)

Christian Neddens is a parish priest of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK; Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church; my translation) in Brunsbrock, Germany. This book is based on his 2008 doctoral dissertation in Systematic Theology at the University of Greifswald.


  1. Thanks Eric for getting in touch! I find your linkage between capitalism and democracy especially interesting. Surely something I'll dig deeper into. Which of your books do you suggest I start off by reading?

  2. Due to problems with the publisher, only "Anti-Democratic Thought" is currently available from bookstores. I'll post any updates on how to get a hold of the second book, "Anti-Liberalism and Political Theology". Cheers