Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination (Guides to Theological Inquiry) pdf epub fb2

Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination (Guides to Theological Inquiry) by Gary M. Simpson pdf epub fb2

Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination (Guides to Theological Inquiry) Author: Gary M. Simpson
Title: Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination (Guides to Theological Inquiry)
ISBN: 0800629167
ISBN13: 978-0800629168
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Pages: 178 pages
Publisher: Fortress Press (September 1, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Size PDF version: 1808 kb
Size EPUB version: 1638 kb
Subcategory: Religious Studies




Critical theory explained and espoused Simpson ably introduces critical social theory, the German-born intellectual movement that has spawned sharp criticisms of modernity, its use of reason, and our highly technological, bureaucratic culture. Part 1 recounts the emergence of critical social theory within the Frankfurt School of Social Research and the theological stirrings that the Frankfurt project sparked, especially in Paul Tillich. Part 2 explores Jürgen Habermas' reconception and expansion of critical social theory, especially his ideas about hermeneutics, praxis, communicative action, and civil society as the locus of prophetic social movements. Finally, in Part 3 Simpson shows how Christian theology employs critical social theory for the tasks of prophetic reason in a global civil society. Simpson's work is at once a programmatic introduction and a creative theological proposal for public theology.