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Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

Roberto Esposito


This book is about the relationship between theology and politics. In the late stages of a debate that has spanned the entire twentieth century, the ultimate significance of the notion of “political theology” continues to elude us. Despite our efforts to move beyond it, we still remain confined within its horizons. The reason lies in the fact that political theology is neither a concept nor an event, but the hub around which the machinery of Western civilization has been turning for more than two thousand years. At its center is the articulation where universalism and exclusion, unity and sepa ... More

Keywords: dispositif, Hegel, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, political theology, politics, theology, thought, Western civilization

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267613
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberto Esposito, author
Scuola Normale Superiore

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