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Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology

Nicholas Heron

Abstract

To the question that animated the twentieth-century debate on political theology—namely, whether Christianity is exclusively a religious phenomenon, which must separate itself from all things political, or whether its concepts instead underpin secular politics, thereby conditioning and informing its practices—this book advances a third alternative: Christian anti-politics, it contends, entails its own distinct conception of politics. Yet this politics, it argues, in concert with Giorgio Agamben’s recent intervention in this field of inquiry, assumes the form of what today we call “administrati ... More

Keywords: Giorgio Agamben, Christianity, governmentality, hierarchy, liturgy, political theology, politics, power, Carl Schmitt, secularization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823278688
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Heron, author
University of Queensland

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