Is a theologically informed vision of politics, a vision that can help the church to break out of its captivity to myths of modernity, possible? The Catholic and Radical Orthodoxy theologian William Cavanaugh believes so.
Is there a way forward? For Cavanaugh the only fruitful way forward in this context is "to tap the theological resources of the Christian tradition for more radical imaginings of space and time ... around which to enact communities of solidarity and resistance."
This thesis studies how two contemporary theologians – the German reformed systematic theologian Jürgen Moltmann and the American catholic moral theologian Paul Wadell – relate and contribute to the broad Christian tradition of friendship when it comes to friendship theology in general and friendship and church in particular.