What Does God Think about Brexit?: A Theological Reflection (Hardcover)

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What Does God Think about Brexit?: A Theological Reflection (Hardcover)

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Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

1. Introduction: Personal Overview

A note on theological reflection and sources

2. Thinking theologically: a framework for Brexit

Why liberation theology works here

Developments in liberation theology and why it may not be enough

3. Community and Identity

An EU/UK timeline

Catholic Social Teaching and the EU

Community and Identity: Scripture and Tradition

How does the EU measure up?

Through the lens backwards

4. Marriage and Divorce

A traditional marriage

Remainers and Leavers: how a marriage got into difficulties

Further insights into marriage and divorce

Through the lens backwards

5. Anxiety and Uncertainty

A therapeutic viewpoint

Reflections of ourselves: other media

A theological response

Through the lens backwards

6. Nation and world

The rise of populism: Us versus Them

Brexit through the lens of race, place and migration

A theological squeeze: between a rock and a hard place

Through the lens backwards

7. Reconciliation, Healing and Forgiveness

Cross, resurrection and scapegoats

Towards national reconciliation

Through the lens backwards

8. Conclusions: How Theology can Reframe the Imagination


Revd Dr. David Nixon is an Anglican priest who has worked in parishes, university chaplaincy, and theological education. He is currently Rector of St. Thomas Exeter, in the County of Devon, UK and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. His research interests have focused on marginalization and vulnerability, including a theology of homelessness. He has published numerous scholarly articles in theological and educational journals about sexualities, urban deprivation, and ministerial priesthood.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030339418
ISBN-10: 3030339416
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publication Date: December 28th, 2019
Pages: 127
Language: English