William Cavanaugh continues to provide leadership and vision in the field of political theology. He addresses essential questions about the religious status of the nation-state, the political character of the church, and how the tradition of Christian political thought might be brought to bear upon contemporary politics. . . . Unfolds a theological response to present political conditions and a political response to our theological condition.
-- Luke Bretherton
Kings College London
Another vigorous -- but distinct -- voice in the burgeoning conversation about the role of religion generally and the church specifically in political life. . . . Worth a careful read.
-- Robert Benne
Center for Religion and Society, Roanoke College
About the Author
William T. Cavanaugh is senior research professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His other books include The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire.