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The Antinomian Sacred as a Political Category: Toward a Theory of Religion as Sovereignty

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 begins with the analogy between Rudolf Otto’s much maligned account of the holy as “wholly other,” and Carl Schmitt’s idea that the sovereign is similarly sui generis, as demonstrated by ... More


The Ambivalence of the Sovereign Ban: The Homo Sacer and the Biblical Ḥerem

Robert A. Yelle

in Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585451
eISBN:
9780226585628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585628.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 engages with Giorgio Agamben’s argument that sovereignty is disclosed most directly through the ban, which places someone outside or beyond the law. His chief example is the ancient Latin ... More


Friendship: Same-Sex Attracted, Single, and Aelred of Rievaulx

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians who are same-sex attracted but single find themselves in a hard theological space. If they are remaining single, they often don’t fit the mold of contemporary LGBTQ+ activism surrounding ... More


“The Real Nature and Spirit of Our Lives”: The Evolution of Corporate Personality, 1865–1920

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Proponents of social evolution blurred boundaries between commerce and Christianity after the Civil War, championing Christian work as a means to economic growth, republican liberty, and national ... More


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