Thursday, October 22, 2009

Summary of O'Donovan's The Desire of the Nations

Oliver O'Donovan's The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the roots of political theology is often regarded as a difficult and dense read. And it is. But it is worth it. For those who would like a brief summary to guide their reading (or to get a sense if the book could be worth the effort), there is quite a good one here, written by Alex Abecina, who is a Masters student at Regent College in Vancouver.
H/T Ben.


Ian Packer said...

I love this book. I compared O'D's political theology with Yoder's for my honours thesis in '99.

I don't know why it's considered difficult but I've heard the same thing. I found Resurrection and Moral Order a more difficult read.