31 August 2011

Article: The Site of Mormon Political Theology

Article: The Site of Mormon Political Theology

Increasingly, we see attempts in the US to come up with political theologies for particular (Christian) denominations. Here's the latest article of that kind: Jeremiah John (Southern Virginia University), "The Site of Mormon Political Theology" ("Perspectives on Political Science", 40 [2], April 2011: pp. 87-96).

Quote: "Mormon political theology must reconcile two distinct projects: the care for the Church's concrete, temporal existence in the World, and the welcoming of the future Kingdom of God on earth. ... These two sides, apologetic and prophetic political theology, are distinguished not by their political content, but rather by their particular kinds of political rhetoric."

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