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Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein


Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over practice, in line with the distinction between a disembodied God and the inanimate world “He” created. Like all other human, social, and natural sciences, religious studies imported these theological dualisms into a purportedly secular modernity, mapping them furthermore onto the distinction between a rational, “enlightened” Europe on the one hand and a variously emotional, “primitive,” and “animist” n ... More

Keywords: Jane Bennett, Karen Barad, New materialism, Panentheism, Political ecology, Political Theory, quantum entanglement, Quantum entanglement, Theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823276219
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Keller, editor
Drew University

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, editor
Wesleyan University

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