Corners in the City of God: Theology, Philosophy, and The Wire

David Simon s The Wire lays out before us a city in which people struggle under the weight of poverty, political corruption, economic despair, educational collapse, and the drug trade This volume explores the various theological, ethical, and philosophical challenges presented by The Wire As each season of The Wire unfolds, the moral complexities of life in the city deepDavid Simon s The Wire lays out before us a city in which people struggle under the weight of poverty, political corruption, economic despair, educational collapse, and the drug trade This volume explores the various theological, ethical, and philosophical challenges presented by The Wire As each season of The Wire unfolds, the moral complexities of life in the city deepen, as the failures of one system have unforeseen effects in other corners of the city Fleshing out the ongoing tension between the earthly city and the City of God, Corners in the City of God is a theological companion to David Simon s masterpiece, inviting the reader to wrestle with the implications of belonging fully to the cities of the world, in all of their splendor and tragedy Corners in the City of God is a refreshingly diverse and challenging volume that engages the social, political, and ultimately theological implications of the celebrated television series and life in urban America Eric Gregory, Princeton University This book should create a conversation about those places we have left behind, but God has not It is an imaginative synthesis of culture, politics, and theology Every undergraduate theology curriculum would be well served by creating a course that explores these corners through the analyses in this work D Stephen Long, Marquette University These sharp edged essays paradoxically witness to the hope that the world of The Wire and thousands like it have not been forsaken not by the incarnate Word and not by those who follow Christ open eyed to the gates of hell Erin Dufault Hunter, Fuller Theological Seminary In eschatological terms, The Wire focuses our attention squarely on the not yet, exposing the gulf between our ideals and practices, between hope and reality In David Simon s Balti, every person and institution and of course the city itself is flawed While transformation is not impossible, it is fragile and fraught Corners in the City of God wrestles with this unrelenting realism, opening up prophetic possibilities through bold theological reflection Noah Toly, Wheaton CollegeJonathan Tran is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Baylor University, where he and his family live He is author of The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory Time and Eternity in the Far Country and Foucault and Theology, as well as numerous academic and popular articles.Myles Werntz is Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology and Ethics at Baylor University He is the co editor of two volumes of posthumously published essays by John Howard Yoder, as well as many other essays in ecclesiology and ethics.
Corners in the City of God Theology Philosophy and The Wire David Simon s The Wire lays out before us a city in which people struggle under the weight of poverty political corruption economic despair educational collapse and the drug trade This volume expl

  • Title: Corners in the City of God: Theology, Philosophy, and The Wire
  • Author: Jonathan Tran Myles Werntz
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  • Page: 390
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