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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Paul Tyson Van Vleet has given us an accessible and solid introductory synthesis of the key ideas in the major works in Ellul’s expansive corpus using dialectical theology as the hermeneutic key unlocking its unity. If one is already well acquainted with Kierkegaardian dialectical theology...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... logocentrism and Joyce of Dionysian muthos . Parallels as well as differences in these authors' works are examined to illuminate the figure of the dictator and the theme of political theology, and to reveal the deep affinity between Schmitt and totalitarianism on the one hand and Joyce and radical and plural...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Tom Rockmore The aim of this article is threefold. To begin with, I sketch in outline form some main aspects of Hegel’s theory of history. Second, I will consider in some detail its relation to theology, which is an important theme for his position in general, including his view of history. Finally...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Mark Featherstone Abstract In the first part of this article on Žižek's recent book Pandemic! I show how he develops a political theology of the spirit through a discussion of social distancing. In this argument Žižek connects the idea of physical distance to the biblical story of the resurrection...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... ultimate ends rituals political theology Few would object that modern politics in capitalist democracies excludes religion. As a doctrine and a practice, religion is seen as one of many subfields in society that deal with private, not public concerns. Complex state machineries appear...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of freedom relates to the subjective constructions, which Pensky connects to his theology, whereas the sphere of determinism refers to the paranoid vision of modern society painted by works such as “Central Park” (1939/2003) and “On the Concept of History” (1940/2003). However, it is also clear...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
... justice) rather than an esoteric thinker with an implicit theology of the modern. Importantly, when viewed esoterically, illumination in Virilio’s work is not simply a crude phenomenological concept (in the sense of “a general lighting up” of people and things) but is rather a much more sophisticated...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... manhunt not as a political art but as an activity circumscribed by the domain of the oikos within the despotic economy ( Aristotle 1995 : 20). In this sense, the Bible mobilizes the “economic” power of the Aristotelian despot under the sign of political theology. Chamayou, however, insists that a very...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the destruction of the self and its immersion in a kind of communistic theology without God. In Bataille’s view, this luxurious annihilation of the self in world is impossible under conditions of capitalism, which represents what he called “sovereignty denied.” Ironically, we might say that capitalism also...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Heidegger, Baudrillard brings out the basic solidarity between the theological and humanist viewpoints, their common concern being to keep life and death tidily separated: “Life is life, and death is always death.” 4 Theology and humanism both conceive life as an identity entirely unrelated to death...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... creature, drenched in divine natural law, suddenly awoke to itself in and through the theologies of its own making. This was not anticipated by Lucifer. After the Fall in the Garden of Eden it became clear that not only did the divine law of nature survive His experiment, but it was also then joined...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 229–236.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of man, and thence of the alienation of the objective concretizations which he produces, may be feebler in technology than in language and religion. Will technology become industry as language became grammar and religion theology? It is possible, but there is no necessity, and one should...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 222–233.
Published: 01 July 2015
...) “economic theology,” itself a clarification and critique of Carl Schmitt’s (2005) “political theology.” For Agamben, modern forms of Western government are not based on the notion of a “lost” sovereign authority but rather rely on a perpetual deferral of ultimate authority and therefore responsibility...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... the nineteenth century the traditional relations between the esoteric and the exoteric are reversed. So long as the idealist metaphysic of old Europe, shaped by theology, held sway, the center of gravity of all esoterism lay in the discovery, to be kept secret at all costs, of the fact that neither God nor gods...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... that the originary link is not only between capitalism and the spectacle but also, and more generally, between theology and economy. A theological genealogy shows that the Greek term oikonomia , which signifies the despotic management of the household, attained a special function in Trinitarian Christianity: God...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... moriendi of the first half of the sixteenth century, when a humanist reversal – “whoever wishes to die well must learn to live well” – of the medieval position influenced Jesuit theology (specifically via the cultivation of an Ignatian sensibility of indifference , which underpinned a conception of life...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the metaphysical provenance and nature of this subject, a forgetting, mis-recognition or denegation of the metaphysics (or onto-theology) which it perpetuates” (13). In many ways, the entire trajectory of Nancy’s subsequent philosophy unfolds as an attempt to move beyond the figure of the subject of metaphysics...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
... by that industrial populism . It is very interesting here to read a remark by Henri Desroches regarding the repression by sociology, theology, and fundamentalism of what a metasociology could be: “ As a consequence of their fundamentalism, many religious currents are still resistant to sociological research. Among...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 23–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., as is their subsequent neglect in favor of Weimar poster boys such as Herder and Goethe. A student of law and theology who broke off his studies to become a private tutor, then a modestly gifted writer more talented at translating, Bertuch most likely would have dawdled along the generic career path followed...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... must not let theology distract from the political situation of the present. We must, therefore, understand the culture of the virus politically, and this is why endless lockdown and endless confinement is not an option. One cannot hide away forever. On the subject of confinement, Levy...