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Liturgical PowerBetween Economic and Political Theology$
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Nicholas Heron

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823278688

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Liturgical Power
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Nicholas Heron

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278688.003.0001

The introduction positions the book’s argument in relation to the twentieth-century debate on political theology, with a particular emphasis on the contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s recent revaluation of it. This revaluation, the introduction contends, necessitates an overhaul of the prevailing conceptual lexicon of political theology. The ensuing book will seek to delineate the specific technology of power whose forms and whose modalities become discernible only in the light of this overhaul.

Keywords:   Giorgio Agamben, economic theology, Michel Foucault, governmentality, liturgy, Erik Peterson, political theology, Carl Schmitt, secularization, sovereignty

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