The Scottish National Party have stated their intention to provide a referendum by which people in Scotland can express their view on independence. With reference to John Paul II, Jürgen Moltmann, and the sociologist Manuel Castells, Eric Stoddart examines the SNP's case for an independent Scotland and finds it politically, ethically and theologically inadequate, arguing instead that liberation will serve as a much better paradigm in which to frame the future for people in Scotland.
Stoddart, E. (2009). Liberation, not independence: a practical theological paradigm for people in Scotland. Theology in Scotland, 16(1), pp. 15-28.
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