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10 thoughts on “The Desire of the Nations

  1. says:

    O'Donovan is a terrible writer but a brilliant thinker If I understand his main argument I think he's basically right Someone should rewrite this book in English

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    Oliver O’Donovan puts forward an account of political theology grounded on the reign of God as revealed in the history of Israel

  3. says:

    Oliver O'Donovan hereafter OO meticulously sets forth the case for the Rule of Christ in contemporary society Unlike modern day authors who like a vague notion of kingship because it sounds like something Jesus might have

  4. says:

    The best theology book I've read in years O'Donovan re presents here the grand tradition of Protestant political thought in coherent and persuasive form Highly recommended

  5. says:

    In The Desire of the Nations Oliver O’Donovan lays out a careful and considered political theology based in some of the most erudite Biblical exegesis I have ever read There is no way to do justice to this magnificent and somewhat overwhelmi

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    A comprehensive history of Christian political ideas that starts with Biblical Israel and concludes with modernity It is a highly important book that leads to few conclusions Before his remarkable treatment of St John of Patmos’ political theology the ODonovan’s style is a study in vagueness One suspects that he sought not to

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    My gosh this was confusing Even reading it IN A CLASS and having done a presentation on it and receiving feedback from other students that of all the presentations they learned the most from ours I am pretty much at a loss with regards to what uestion it's trying to answer and therefore what answer it givesIt was something about the tension between God and government I have it on good authority that this is

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    Very challenging and thought provoking book Still need to process everything O' Donavan suggests in the book I thought his effort to build a political theology from the ground up using the OT Scriptures and the resurrection was largely successful I know there are some gems that I've missed since James K A Smith reviews th

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    Profound

  10. says:

    Let someone like James KA Smith rewrite this book to make it palatable to the lay reader and it'd be fantastic

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This book by Oliver O'Donovan is a work of systematic Christian political thought combining Biblical interpretation historical discu. Oliver O Donovan puts forward an account of political theology grounded on the reign of God as revealed in the history of Israel and in Christ His approach contrasts with political theologies constructed on narrow bases such as a single narrative or a few select verses of Scripture From the foundation of a reign of God O Donovan conceives of secular authority as fulfilling a modest function between the times of Christ s first and second advents exercising judgment even as it heeds the prophetic voice of the church Along the way O Donovan defends the Christendom idea if not fully Christendom itself as the attempt of the church to fulfill its mission by establishing a pattern for receiving obedient secular rulers into its ranks O Donovan s writing is tough sledding especially in the early chapters but reading becomes easier once the reader understands what the author is up to and well worth the effort

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The Desire of the Nations

Argues for an alternative to political theology one that is politically constructive than the dominant models of the past generatio. Very challenging and thought provoking book Still need to process everything O Donavan suggests in the book I thought his effort to build a political theology from the ground up using the OT Scriptures and the resurrection was largely successful I know there are some gems that I ve missed since James K A Smith reviews this book in part in his book Awaiting the King Not an easy read but worth while

Download è eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ Oliver ODonovan

Ssion of the Western political and theological tradition theoretical construction and critical engagement with contemporary views It. The best theology book I ve read in years O Donovan re presents here the grand tradition of Protestant political thought in coherent and persuasive form Highly recommended