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Katechon: Carl Schmitt’s Theology of Empire

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0025
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In chapter twenty-four the author explores how Carl Schmitt evolved into the neo-Roman theorist of empire, imperial mimesis, and imperial imaginary. With his katechontic theory of empire and imperial ... More


Cold War Baroque: Saints and Icons

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Mohammed Hanif’s novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes, under the rubric Cold War Baroque. Cold War Baroque is a profoundly poetic and occasionally ironic set of ... More


Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How does religion stimulate and feed imperial ambitions and violence? Recently this question has acquired new urgency, and this book approaches the problem via a classic but little-studied case: ... More


Conclusionchristian zionism from the cartwright petition to american empire

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If Christian Zionism is best understood as political action, informed by specifically Christian commitments, to promote or preserve Jewish control over the geographic area now comprising Israel and ... More


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