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Kingdom and the Glory For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government

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ISBN-10: 0804760160

ISBN-13: 9780804760164

Edition: 2011

Authors: Giorgio Agamben, Lorenzo Chiesa, Matteo Mandarini

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Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted to nothing more than a problem of managing and governing the heavenly house and the world. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Giorgio Agamben is the author of more than fifteen books on topics ranging from aesthetics to poetics, ontology to political philosophy. He is best known for his�Homo Sacer�series.�He recently retired from the�Universit� Iuav di Venezia.

Lorenzo Chiesa is a Lecturer at the School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, United Kingdom. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Lacanian theory and contemporary French philosophy, and serves as Production Editor for the Journal for Lacanian Studies.