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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


The Return of Political Theology

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt's Late Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726545
eISBN:
9781501730665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726545.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The fifth chapter goes back to Schmitt’s 1922 Political Theology to frame the author’s late return to this theme. The chapter argues that this return underscores the centrality of political theology ... 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


Public Theology: A Feminist View of Political Subjectivity and Praxis

Rosemary P. Carbine

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter takes up the challenge of non-Western voices for theology’s political relevance, more specifically for elaborating a constructive feminist public theology. Rosemary P. Carbine critically ... More


Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Sergey Dolgopolski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Denying existence to certain others, while still tolerating diversity, stabilizes a political order in a society; or does it? Addressing this classical question of political thought, Other Others ... 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


“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


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


Premises and Arguments

Marinos Diamantides and Anton Schütz

in Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748697762
eISBN:
9781474435154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697762.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The big news on the global horizon at the end of the second decade of the 21st century concerns the promise of politics. At stake is no political promise in particular; that would barely be news — ... More


On the Idea of Potency: Juridical and Theological Roots of the Western Cultural Tradition

Emanuele Castrucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411844
eISBN:
9781474426770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Does there exist a Logos capable of limiting the very power of God? This question closely relates an inquiry arising in classical Greek philosophy to the theological knowledge originating in Jewish ... 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


The Question of the Political: Back to Where You Once Belonged?

Sergey Dolgopolski

in Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter analyses how the question of the political in two currently predominant and competing schools of political thought, political theology, exemplified by Carl Schmitt, and political ... More


“Heidegger” and the Jews

Michael Fagenblat

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first part of this chapter discusses Heidegger’s metapolitical critique of Judaism and world-Jewry. I argue for a placeholder interpretation of this critique. To hold that Judaism is a ... More


The Void Occupied Unconcealed

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines political philosopher Claude Lefort’s notion of the “empty space of power” in the midst of democratic politics and his critique of the relation between the political and the theological.


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


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


Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano, and Maya Mayblin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and ... 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


African Catholic Theology

Paul Gifford

in Christianity, Development and Modernity In Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190495732
eISBN:
9780190618506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495732.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

African Catholic theology has tended to focus on inculturation, or the expression of Catholicism in African cultural forms, a project that this chapter argues is not without considerable internal ... More


Animality and Identity: Human Nature and the Image of God

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter works to refigure humanity’s place in creation, shifting from accounts centered in the imago dei that inculcate a sovereign anthropological exceptionalism and toward an account in which ... More


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