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Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Carl Raschke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For theorists in search of a political theology that is more responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value. The ... More


Sovereignty and Its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251353
eISBN:
9780823252893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception but ... More


Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Kir Kuiken

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues for a new understanding of the relationship between Romantic conceptions of the imagination and the emergence of modern forms of political sovereignty. Its main thesis is that the ... More


The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Philip Lorenz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Tears of Sovereignty – Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama examines the representation of sovereignty in canonical works of the Renaissance: Shakespeare's Richard II, Measure for Measure ... More


The Gap in the Written Law and the Unwritable Act of Decision: Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Carl Schmitt's claim, articulated in his 1922 book Political Theology, that there is a “gap” in the law corresponding to the place of the exception and that the concept “legal ... More


“Honest Indignation Is The Voice Of God”: Blake And Political Theology

Kir Kuiken

in Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how William Blake, through his revaluation of the imagination as a form of “poetic genius,” creates an alternative political theology to the one that produced traditional ... More


Reanimation: The Logic of Transfer in Measure for Measure

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter considers a first paradigm of sovereignty, focusing on the metaphor-logic of substitution that reanimates the body-of-power in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Shakespeare's only play ... More


The Blind Spot of Power: Sovereignty and Unconditionality in Coleridge's Biographia Literaria and The Friend

Kir Kuiken

in Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how Samuel Coleridge, in the period between writing the Biographia Literaria and his political treatise The Friend, develops a conception of the imagination that involves an ... More


Return: The “Wrinkles” of Mystery in The Winter's Tale

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter reads Shakespeare's late play, The Winter's Tale, along with Francisco Suárez's Mariological writings as anatomies of the media conditions required for a sovereign event. Shakespeare's ... More


Economy and Politics

Dotan Leshem

in The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The fourth chapter (Economy and Politics) re-introduces the much-ignored chapter of Greek Patristic political theory into the history of political thought and political theology. It answers ... More


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