Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination  -     By: Gary Simpson
Buy Item $0.50 Retail: $18.00 Save 97% ($17.50) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination

Fortress Press / 2001 / Paperback

$0.50 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $18.00
|
Save 97% ($17.50)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW29167

Current Promotions
BROWSE for Inspirational
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Description

A creative, informative introduction to public theology. Tracing the genesis of critical social theory in Germany's Frankfurt School of Social Research, Simpson explains the ideas of Jurgen Habermas---especially his thoughts on interpretation, praxis, communicative action, and civil society---to show how Christians can use critical theory to recover their prophetic vocation in today's postmodern culture. 178 pages, softcover from Fortress.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 178
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0800629167
ISBN-13: 9780800629168
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Critical theory explained and espousedSimpson 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 J rgen 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.

Product Reviews

Product Q&A



Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Christ is the Question
    Christ is the Question
    Wayne A. Meeks
    Save 90% $20.00 $1.99
  2. Christology: Key Readings in Christian Thought
    Christology: Key Readings in Christian Thought
    Edited by Jeff Astley, David Brown & Ann Loades
    Save 85% $25.00 $3.79
  3. Authentic Faith: Bonhoeffer's Theological Ethics in Context
    Authentic Faith: Bonhoeffer's Theological Ethics in Context
    Heinz Eduard Todt
    Save 80% $28.00 $5.59
  4. Why Christianity Happened: A Sociohistorical Account of Christian Origins (26-50 CE)

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search