Political Theologies Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

ISBN-10: 082322645X

ISBN-13: 9780823226450

Edition: 3rd 2006

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What has happened to religion in its present manifestations? In recent years, Enlightenment secularization, as it appeared in the global spread of political structures that relegate the sacred to a private sphere, seems suddenly to have foundered. Unexpectedly, it has discovered its own parochialism?has discovered, indeed, that secularization may never have taken place at all. With the ?return of the religious, ? in all aspects of contemporary social, political, and religious life, the question of political theology?of the relation between ?political? and ?religious? domains?takes on new meaning and new urgency. In this groundbreaking book, distinguished scholars from many disciplines?philosophy, political theory, anthropology, classics, and religious studies?seek to take the full measure of this question in today's world.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Lawrence E. Sullivan is Professor of the History of Religions, Harvard Divinity School, and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions.

Preface
Introduction: Before, Around, and Beyond the Theologico-Political
What are Political Theologies?
The Gods of Politics in Early Greek Cities
Church, State, Resistance
Politics and Finitude: The Temporal Status of Augustine's Civitas Permixta
The Scandal of Religion: Luther and Public Speech in the Reformation
On the Names of God
The Permanence of the Theologico-Political?
Violence in the State of Exception: Reflections on Theologico-Political Motifs in Benjamin and Schmitt
Critique, Coercion, and Sacred Life in Benjamin's "Critique of Violence"
From Rosenzweig to Levinas: Philosophy of War
Levinas, Spinoza, and the Theologico-Political Meaning of Scripture
Beyond Tolerance: Pluralism and Agonistic Reason
On the Relations Between the Secular Liberal State and Religion
Prepolitical Moral Foundations of a Free Republic
Bush's God Talk
Pluralism and Faith
Subjects of Tolerance: Why We Are Civilized and They Are the Barbarians
Religion, Liberal Democracy, and Citizenship
Toleration Without Tolerance: Enlightenment and the Image of Reason
Saint John: The Miracle of Secular Reason
Democratic Republicanism, Secularism, and Beyond
Reinhabiting Civil Disobedience
Rogue Democracy and the Hidden God
Intimate Publicities: Retreating the Theologico-Political in the Chavez Regime?
The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed
How to Recognize a Moslem When You See One: Western Secularism and the Politics of Conversion
Laicite, or the Politics of Republican Secularism
Trying to Understand French Secularism
Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, and the Politics of Tolerance in the Netherlands
Can a Minority Retain Its Identity in Law? The 2005 Multatuli Lecture
Prophetic Justice in a Home Haunted by Strangers: Transgressive Solidarity and Trauma in the Work of an Israeli Rabbis' Group
Opening Societies and the Rights of the Human
Mysticism and the Foundation of the Open Society: Bergsonian Politics
The Agency of Assemblages and the North American Blackout
Automatic Theologies: Surrealism and the Politics of Equality
Theoscopy: Transparency, Omnipotence, and Modernity
Come On, Humans, One More Effort if You Want to Be Post-Christians!
The Right Not to Use Rights: Human Rights and the Structure of Judgments
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