Theopolitical Imagination

Image of Theopolitical Imagination coverTwo Reading Groups organised by the Congregation of Mark the Evangelist will meet on a monthly basis from May to July to consider the three chapters of the book Theopolitical Imagination: Christian Practices of Space and Time by William Cavanagh. An alternative subtitle for the book in some editions is Discovering the Liturgy as a Political Act in an Age of Global Consumerism.

For an overview of the book, see here. More about Cavanaugh and a number of his shorter articles are available here.
The chapters to be considered at the three meetings are:

  1. The myth of the state as saviour
  2. The myth of civil society as free space
  3. The myth of globalization as catholicity

The details of the two groups are as follows:
Group 1
Evening: 7.30pm the third Wednesday of the month beginning May 21 (May 21, June 18, July 16). [This group is now full] This group will meet at the North Melbourne church office (2 Elm St, North Melb).
Group 2
Day: 11am the third Friday of the month (May 16, June 20, July 18);
This group will meet at 11.15am, at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Cres, Parkville, in the G1 classroom.
The book may be obtained via one of these sources, from around $25. You will, of course, have to allow several weeks for delivery if ordering internationally.

If you would like to join one of these groups, please contact us