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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


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


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


. 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


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


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


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


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


Introduction

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Protestant evangelicals in the United States exhibit a pronounced affinity for limited government. This ideological commitment forms the basis of the New Right coalition, which has merged free market ... More


Republican Theology

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Republican theology—the doctrine behind the civil religion of American evangelicals—is a specimen of political theology, the practice of extrapolating political values from religious beliefs. ... More


Religion and Theology II: Hobbes’s Natural Theology

Devin Stauffer

in Hobbes's Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226552903
eISBN:
9780226553061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553061.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Hobbes’s account of “the kingdom of God by nature” in Chapter 31 of Leviathan. Hobbes here develops a new natural theology that contains an implicit critique of traditional ... More


Religious Antinomies of Post-Politics

Bülent Diken

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The article discusses post-politics in relation to the contemporary ‘return’ of religion. I start with considering some of the paradoxes that are visible in the horizon of post-political society. The ... More


John Robert Seeley and the Political Theology of Empire

Duncan Bell

in Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on John Robert Seeley (1834–95), the most prominent imperial thinker in late nineteenth-century Britain. It dissects Seeley's understanding of theology and religion, probes his ... More


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