Biblical faith is passionately and relentlessly material in its accent. This claim is rooted in the conviction that the creator God loves and cares for creation and summons it to be in sync with the will of the creator God. The insistence on the materiality of life as the subject of the Bible means that the hard issues of economics and the demanding questions of politics are front and centre in the text.
An original collection of essays, encompassing multiple disciplines, by leading Catholic theologians and ethicists from three continents, the book explores the nature of power and its capacity for abuse, within both the Church and civil society. Special attention is given to both the sexual abuse crisis and the often tense relationships between religion and politics.