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- DescriptionThe essays in Theological Tractates were published between 1925 and 1937, during which time Erik Peterson converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism. They deal with a range of theological topics-from the thought of Protestant theologian Karl Barth, to liturgy, the Church in the New Testament, Christianity and Judaism, angels, martyrdom, and mysticism. Among them is Peterson's landmark essay on ancient political theology, Motheism as a Political Problem, which shows how ancient writers-pagans, Jews, and Christians-justified earthly monarchy by its parallel with the motheistic belief in one divinity in heaven. Peterson asserted that such a political theology was incompatible with Christianity, a thesis that became a reference point for modern political theology.
- Author BiographyErik Peterson (1890-1960) was a German theologian, scholar of early Christianity, and friend and colleague of Karl Barth and Carl Schmitt. Michael J. Hollerich is Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas. He is the author of Eusebius of Caesarea's Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine (1999).
- Author(s)Erik Peterson
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication05/10/2011
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Series TitleCultural Memory in the Present
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight512 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Translated byMichael J. Hollerich
- Format DetailsCloth
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