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The Ways of Judgment (Bampton Lectures)

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In this probing book Oliver ODonovan extends the exploration into the correspondence between theology and politics that he began in The Desire of the Nations. While that earlier work took as its starting point the biblical proclamation of Gods authority, The Ways of Judgment approaches political theology from the political side. Responsive to developments such as the uncer ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 2005)
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Oliver O'Donovan (hereafter OO) argues that the authority of government resides in the act of judgment (3-4). The thrones of the world are subordinated to the task of witnessing to the New Jerusalem. This is commonly, if sometimes misleadingly, called "Christendom." Judgment is an act of moral discrimination that establishes a new public context. Furthermore, judgment must be public in character. Private individuals (e.g., vigilantes) can never speak for the whole. Given the above defin
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Order, order, order, order...make it stop.
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