- Title Pages
- Political Theologies
- The Gods of Politics in Early Greek Cities
- Church, State, Resistance
- Politics and Finitude: The Temporal Status of Augustine's Civitas Permixta
- The Scandal of Religion: Luther and Public Speech in the Reformation
- On the Names of God
- The Permanence of the Theologico-political?
- Violence in the State of Exception: Reflections on Theologico-Political Motifs in Benjamin and Schmitt
- Critique, Coercion, and Sacred Life in Benjamin's “Critique of Violence”
- From Rosenzweig to Levinas: Philosophy of War
- Levinas, Spinoza, and the Theologico-Political Meaning of Scripture
- On the Relations Between the Secular Liberal State and Religion
- Prepolitical Moral Foundations of a Free Republic
- Bush's God Talk
- Pluralism and Faith
- Subjects of Tolerance: Why We Are Civilized and They Are the Barbarians
- Religion, Liberal Democracy, and Citizenship
- Toleration Without Tolerance: Enlightenment and the Image of Reason
- Saint John: The Miracle of Secular Reason
- Reinhabiting Civil Disobedience
- Rogue Democracy and the Hidden God
- Intimate Publicities: Retreating the Theologico-Political in the Chávez Regime?
- The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed
- How to Recognize a Muslim When You See One: Western Secularism and the Politics of Conversion
- Laïcité, or the Politics of Republican Secularism
- Trying to Understand French Secularism
- Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, and the Politics of Tolerance in the Netherlands
- Can a Minority Retain Its Identity in Law? The 2005 Multatuli Lecture
- Prophetic Justice in a Home Haunted by Strangers: Transgressive Solidarity and Trauma in the Work of an Israeli Rabbis' Group
- Mysticism and the Foundation of the Open Society: Bergsonian Politics
- The Agency of Assemblages and the North American Blackout
- Automatic Theologies Surrealism and the Politics of Equality
- Theoscopy: Transparency, Omnipotence, and Modernity
- Come On, Humans, One More Effort if You Want to Be Post-Christians!
- The Right Not to Use Rights: Human Rights and the Structure of Judgments
Before, Around, and Beyond the Theologico-Political
- (p.1) Introduction
- Political Theologies
Hent De Vries
- Fordham University Press
This book explores political theologies and contemporary religion in the public domain or “public religions in a post-secular world”. More specifically, it examines religion's engagement with politics (that is, in its juridical, administrative or policy-oriented, national, and international aspects) and the political (that is, with its very concept and its conceptual analogues, such as sovereignty, democracy, etc.). It draws on contributions from distinguished scholars from various disciplines such as philosophy, political theory, anthropology, classics, and religious studies. The discussion begins with the gods of politics in early Greek cities, then moves to the legal separation and accommodation between church and state, the freedom of religion, and the professed confessional-ideological neutrality of government and the public sphere, as well as the permanence of the theologico-political, pluralism, faith, political Islam, and liberal democracy. The views of such thinkers as Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt, Baruch Spinoza, Emmanuel Levinas, Franz Rosenzweig, and Saint Augustine are also examined.
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