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Radical political theology [electronic resource] : religion and politics after liberalism / Clayton Crockett.

Author/Creator:
Crockett, Clayton, 1969-
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (217 p.)
Series:
Insurrections.
Insurrections : critical studies in religion, politics, and culture
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Subjects:
Religion and politics.
Political theology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In the 1960's, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis...
Contents:
Introduction: the freedom of radical theology after the death of God
The parallax of religion: theology and ideology
Sovereignty and the weakness of God
Baruch Spinoza and the potential for a radical political theology
Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and the theo-political problem of liberalism
Elements for radical democracy: plasticity, equality, and governmentality
Law beyond law: Agamben, Deleuze, and the unconscious event
Radical theology and the event: Deleuze with Paul
Plasticity and the future of theology: messianicity and the deconstruction of Christianity
Conclusion: six theses on political theology.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-00884-X
9786613008848
0-231-52076-X
OCLC:
816645130