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Religion, Politics and the Future, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Stefan Skrimshire
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Heise, U. 2016. Imagining extinction : the cultural meanings of endangered species ISBN: 9780226358161 paperback : alkaline paper; 9780226358024 hardback : alkaline paper; 022635802X hardback : alkaline paper; 022635816X paperback : alkaline paper (University of Chicago Press).

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Readers (for classic texts)

Cahn, S. Classics of political and moral philosophy, second edition (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Hoelzl, M. and Ward, G. (eds) Religion and political thought (London: Continuum, 2006)

McLellan, D. Political Christianity : a reader (SPCK, 1997)

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Bretherton, L. Christianity and contemporary politics : the conditions and possibilities of faithful witness (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

Bull, M. (ed) Apocalypse theory and the ends of the world (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995)

Cavanaugh, W. Migrations of the Holy : God, state, and the political meaning of the Church (Cambridge: Eerdman’s, 2011)

Cavanaugh, W. and Scott, P. (eds) The Blackwell companion to political theology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)

Cavanaugh, W., Bailey, J.W. and Hovey, C. (eds) An Eerdmans reader in contemporary political theology (Cambridge: Eerdman’s, 2012)

Cox, H. The secular city : secularization and urbanization in theological perspective (1965)

Davis, C. Religion and the making of society : essays in social theology (Cambridge: CUP,1994)

De Gruchy, J. Christianity and democracy : a theology for a just world order (Cambridge: CUP, 1995)

Eliade, M. The Myth of the Eternal Return trans. Willard R. Trask (Princeton: PUP, 1991)

Forrester, D. Theology and politics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988)

Hammer, E. Philosophy and temporality from Kant to critical theory [electronic resource] (Cambridge: CUP, 2011)

Hoelzl, M. and Ward, G. (eds) The new visibility of religion : studies in religion and cultural hermeneutics (London: Continuum, 2008)

Jurist, E. Beyond Hegel and Nietzsche : philosophy, culture, and agency (MIT, 2000)

Kaufman, P.I. Redeeming politics (Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1990)

Kessler. M.J. (ed) Political theology for a plural age (OUP USA, 2013)

Lincoln, B. Holy terrors : thinking about religion after September 11 (University of Chicago Press, 2006)

Lloyd, V. The problem with grace : reconfiguring political theology (Stanford University Press, 2011)

Löwith, K. Meaning in history : the theological implications of the philosophy of history/ by Karl Löwith (London: University of Chicago Press, 1949)

Maddox, G. Religion and the Rise of Democracy. London: Routledge, 1995

McLellan, D. Unto Caesar : the political relevance of Christianity (London: University of Notre Dame  Press, 1993)

O’Donovan, O. And O’Donovan, J.L., Bonds of imperfection : Christian politics, past and present (Cambridge: Eerdman’s, 2004)

Philips, E. Political theology : a guide for the perplexed. (T&T Clark, 2012)

Rowland, C. Radical Christianity : a reading of recovery (Cambridge: Polity, 1988)

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Chadwick, H. Augustine (Oxford: OUP, 1986)

Augustine of Hippo, Concerning the city of God against the pagans trans. Henry Bettenson (London: Penguin, 2003)

Daley, Brian The hope of the early church : a handbook of Patristic eschatology (Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2003)

Dyson, R. St Augustine of Hippo : the Christian transformation of political philosophy (London: Continuum, 2005)

Hollingworth, M. The pilgrim city : social and political ideas in the writings of St. Augustine of Hippo (London: T&T Clark, 2010)

Markus, R.A., Saeculum : history and society in the theology of St. Augustine (Cambridge: CUP, 1970)

Markus, R.A., Christianity and the secular  (Indiana: University of Notre Dame, 2006) 

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Lohse, B. Martin Luther ISBN: 0567093573 (Augsburg, Fortress Press, 2000) 

Nessan, C. 'Reappropriating Luther's Two Kingdoms', Lutheran Quarterly  2005, vol. 19, 302-311,

Stephenson, J.R. 'The Two Governments and the Two Kingdoms in Luther's Thought' Volume 34Issue 4, August 1981 , pp. 321-337


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Eschatology and Apocalypse

Balabanski, V. Eschatology in the making : Mark, Matthew, and the Didache (Cambridge: CUP, 1997)

Baukham, R. The climax of prophecy : studies on the Book of Revelation

Bauckham, R. Hope against hope : Christian eschatology at the turn of the millennium

Bergman, S. and Gerten, D. (eds) Religion and dangerous environmental change : transdisciplinary perspectives on the ethics of climate and sustainability (Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2008)

Cohn, N. The pursuit of the millennium : revolutionary millenarians and mystical anarchists of the Middle Ages, revised and expanded (New York: Oxford University Press, [1957] 1970).

Collins, John J. The apocalyptic imagination : an introduction to Jewish apocalyptic literature (1984)

Collins, A.Y. Crisis and catharsis : the power of the Apocalypse (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1984).

Conradie, E. Hope for the Earth : vistas for a new century (Wipf and Stock, 2005)

Forrester, D. Apocalypse now? : reflections on faith in a time of terror (London: Ashgate, 2005)

Ferguson, David and Marcel Sarot, eds , The future as God's gift : explorations in Christian eschatology (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2000).

Frilingos, C.A. Spectacles of empire : monsters, martyrs, and the book of Revelation (University of Pennysylvania Press, 2013)

Grabbe, L. L. (ed) Knowing the end from the beginning : the prophetic, the apocalyptic, and their relationships (T&T Clark, 2000)

La Due, W. J. The Trinity guide to eschatology (London: Continuum, 2004)

Metz., J.B. Faith in history and society : toward a practical fundamental theology (Burns & Oates, 1980)

Moltmann, J, The coming of God : Christian eschatology trans. By Margaret Kohl (London: SCM Press, 1996).

Moltmann, J. The experiment hope (London: SCM Press, 1975)

Moltmann et al, Religion and political society (London: Harper and Row, 1974)

Moltmann, J. Theology of hope : on the ground and the implications of a christian eschatology , 5th edition (London: SCM Press, 2002) 

Rowland, C. And Kovacks, J. Revelation (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)

Quash, B. Theology and the drama of history. Cambridge University Press, 2008

Walls, J.L. (ed) The Oxford handbook of eschatology (Oxford: OUP)

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Marxism and Religion

Engels, F. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

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Cristaudo, W and Baker, W Messianism, apocalypse and redemption in twentieth century German thought (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2006).

Bloch, Ernst, The spirit of Utopia, trans. by Anthony A. Nassar (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000).

Bloch, Ernst , The principle of hope , vol. 1-3, trans. by Neville Plaice, Stephen Plaice and Paul Knight (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bloch, E. Man on his own : essays in the philosophy of religion trans. E.B. Ashton (London: Herder and Herder, 1970)

Carvounas, D. Diverging time : the politics of modernity in Kant, Hegel, and Marx (Lexington Books, 2002)

Dudley, W. (ed) Hegel and history (State of New York University Press, 2010)

Kee, A. Marx and the failure of liberation theology London: SCM, 1990)

Lash, N. A matter of hope : a theologian's reflections on the thought of Karl Marx (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1982)

Marx, K. and Engels, F. The Communist manifesto ed. David McLellan (Oxford: OUP, 1992)

McLellan, D. Marxism and religion : a description and assessment of the Marxist critique of Christianity (London: Macmillan Press, 1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bloch, Atheism in Christianity : the religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom (New York: Herder and Herder, 1972)

Bentley, J. Between Marx and Christ : the dialogue in German-speaking Europe 1870-1970 (London: Verso, 1982).

Hudson, W. The Marxist philosophy of Ernst Bloch (London: Macmillan, 1982)

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Crimmins, J.E. Religion, secularization and political thought : Thomas Hobbes to J.S. Mill (London: Routledge, 1990)

Beaumont, J. and Cloke, P. Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities (London: Polity, 2012)

Berlin, Isaiah, The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas (London: Pimlico, 2003)

Bobbio, N. Liberalism and Democracy (London: Verso, 1990)

Fukuyama, F. The end of history and the last man (London: Penguin Books, 1992). [ ]

Gray, John, Black mass : apocalyptic religion and the death of Utopia (London: Penguin, 2007) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Gray, J. Two faces of liberalism (The New Press, 2000)

Insole, C. The politics of human frailty : a theological defence of political liberalism (London: SCM Press, 2004)

Nicholls, D. Deity and domination : images of god and the state in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (London: Routledge, 1994)

Song, R. Christianity and liberal society (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975)

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McGinn, B. Visions of the end: apocalyptic traditions in the middle ages (Columbia University Press, 1998)

Newport, K. and Gribben, C. Expecting the end : millennialism in social and historical context (Baylor University Press, 2006)

Newport, K Apocalypse and millennium : studies in biblical eisegesis (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Northcott, Michael, An angel directs the storm : apocalyptic religion and American empire (London: I.B.Tauris & Co., 2004).

O'Leary, S. Arguing the apocalypse : a theory of millennial rhetoric (OUP, 1994).

Tuveson, E.L. Redeemer nation : the idea of America's millennial rol e, new edition (University of Chicago Press, 1980)

*Wessinger, C. (ed) The Oxford handbook of millennialism (New York: USA OUP, 2011)

This list was last updated on 10/04/2018