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Approaches to Political Thought

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Despite their shared Abrahamic and Platonic legacies, Europe and Islam developed markedly different approaches to theology, philosophy, and political theory. Muslim philosophers used Plato and ... More


Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267613
eISBN:
9780823272396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is about the relationship between theology and politics. In the late stages of a debate that has spanned the entire twentieth century, the ultimate significance of the notion of “political ... More


Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the possibility of a transition from the modern paradigm—presently in a state of decay or disarray—toward new modes of life where freedom and solidarity would be reconciled, thus ... More


The Labour Church Movement

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks more closely at the main organizational expression of the religion of socialism, namely, the Labor Church movement. Previous historians have usually explained the rise of the Labor ... More


On the Muslim Question: Philosophy, Politics, and the Western Street

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introduction examines how the figure of the Muslim has become the center where questions of political philosophy and political theology, politics and ethics converge. It explains how the Muslim ... More


Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277391
eISBN:
9780823280636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277391.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How is political change possible when even the most radical revolutions only reproduce sovereign power? Via the analysis of the contradictory meanings of stasis, Vardoulakis argues that the ... More


Passage: Nexum (Economic Theology I)

Roberto Esposito

in Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267613
eISBN:
9780823272396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the figure of the ‘nexum’ in ancient Roman law. This was an insolvent debtor who was forced to place himself physically in the hands of his creditor until the debt was paid ... More


. The Natural Theology of the Chinese: Leibniz and Confucianism

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Henry Rosemont's approach to Leibniz and his perception of the latter's philosophical and political role in his period. It briefly summarizes some of the main arguments in the ... More


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Jacob Taubes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, ... More


Faith and Communicative Freedom: A Tribute to Wolfgang Huber

Fred Dallmayr

in Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 7 takes off from the discussion of the conflict between community and dissent by examining Protestant theology in its quest to reconcile human freedom with the Christian community of ... More


The Secular and the Sacred: Whither Political Theology?

Fred Dallmayr

in Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125718
eISBN:
9780813135397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125718.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Schmitt's first chapter in his book entitled Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty offers an overview of the historical development of the concept of sovereignty but is ... More


Letter to Armin Mohler

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contains a letter to Armin Mohler dated February 14, 1952, and in it Jacob Taubes raises a question that has implications for political theology: how do we and can we engage with someone ... More


Appendix: Four Passages from Letters of Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This Appendix contains four short passages from letters sent by Carl Schmitt to Armin Mohler, dated April 14, 1952; July 18, 1952; July 6, 1958; and August 14, 1958. The first passage sets the frame ... More


Letter to Carl Schmitt

Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe, and Mike Grimshaw

in To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this letter dated September 18, 1979, Jacob Taubes addresses Carl Schmitt as “friend” and goes on to comment on Erik Peterson's critiques of Schmitt. Taubes then makes a reference to the ... More


Europe or Christianity

Massimo Cacciari

Alessandro Carrera (ed.)

in Europe and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267163
eISBN:
9780823274840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Europe does not coincide with Christianity since the notion of Europe as “land of the sunset” predates both Christianity and the Roman Empire, yet Europe is the place where Christianity has triumphed ... More


This American Moment: A Feminist Christian Realist Intervention

Caron E. Gentry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190901264
eISBN:
9780190901295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This American Moment focuses on the concept of anxiety politics by arguing that America is in crisis. Those who uphold or participate in racist and misogynist politics are threatened by changes to ... More


The Anarchical Society as Christian Political Theology

William Bain

in The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779605
eISBN:
9780191824654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779605.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is widely accepted that in The Anarchical Society—the key text of the English School—Hedley Bull presents and defends the Grotian conception of international relations. This essay argues that ... More


Stasis, or agonistic monism, names the forms of the relation between democracy and sovereignty

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277391
eISBN:
9780823280636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277391.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As soon as justification—and hence judgment and dejustification—are seen as more primary than legitimacy, we can argue that agonistic democracy is the form that precedes any particular formation of ... More


Empire and Katechon: A Question of Political Theology (from Paul, 2 Thessalonians 2)

Massimo Cacciari

Alessandro Carrera (ed.)

in Europe and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267163
eISBN:
9780823274840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The term katechon (“he who holds back” or “that which holds back”) appears in Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians. The passage has generated a substantial literature from the early ... More


Race, Religion, and the Race for the White House

Dwight N. Hopkins

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding Obama's former, prophetic pastor Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. One of the fascinating developments in the 2008 presidential election has been the ... More


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