Divinations

Theopolitics in an Age of Terror

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Daniel M. Bell, Jr.
Theopolitcal Visions
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , October
     2017.
     210 pages.
     $26.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781498295383.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by S. Kyle Johnson forthcoming.

Description

As modernity gives way to postmodernity, we are witnessing the emergence of a post-political age. Concepts and realities that anchored modern politics—like nation-states, community, freedom, and law—find themselves under duress from a pluriform terror. Simultaneously, we are witnessing a turn to religion by continental philosophers who seek resources for re-visioning a politics of resistance to this terror. This work engages postmodern philosophers such as Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, Deleuze, Hardt, Negri, and Zizek, seeking to divine both the promise and peril of this pagan plundering of Christianity on the way to articulating a Christian theopolitical vision that holds out the hope of resisting the terror that looms over us.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Daniel M. Bell Jr. is Professor Theology and Ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He is author of Liberation Theology After the End of History (2001), Just War as Christian Discipleship (2009), and Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (2012).

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