A journal of academic theology

Anthony J. Godzieba

Who Is the “Polis” Addressed by Political Theology? Notes on a Conundrum

How does political theology, with its eschatologically themed commitment to both
critique and constructive transformation of the social, economic, and political in the
light of the Gospel, break through to a distressed Western polis focused on the
immediate and the short-term, with almost no sense of a “future”? I suggest discipleshipas-performance and a temporal and sacramental “natural theology of desire,” in tune
with the revelation of the grace of God in Christ in time, as ways of addressing this
conundrum and seconding Pope Francis’s insight that “time is greater than space.

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