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Catholic Re-Visions

Mary Daly and “Boundary Living”

Despite her rejection of Catholicism as irredeemably patriarchal, this essay explores Mary Daly’s complicated relationship with her theological past. Daly offers a vision for “boundary living” — where institutional disaffiliation creates a space for creatively reclaiming and reconstructing the tradition.

“Our Book of Revelation”: Apocalypse as Temporal Fugue in US Latina Literature

For several Latina writers, apocalypse as both revelation and catastrophe appears as an unavoidable framework that echoes across time, a framework shaping the past and future whose ultimacy must also be upended. Apocalypses large and small continue, but not all truths are disclosed equally and some endings—and the meanings they should yield—are abrupt but never ultimate.

Nostalgia and Politics

Embodying the best of the prophetic tradition, the text encourages us to consider that religion, in fact, does have functions: liberation, feeding the hungry, inviting vulnerable strangers into our homes, and undoing injustice.

Upcoming Political Theology Open House!

The journal Political Theology will host an open house on Wednesday January 11 at Noon, Eastern time US. Register here!

CFP: Debates in Critical Theory and Political Theology

The Political Theology Network invites proposals for curating a discussion that all respond to a novel, contemporary question at the intersection of critical theory and political theology.

Political Theology at the 2022 AAR/SBL Conference

The following post contains information that may be of interest for those attending AAR/SBL in Denver this year.

Catholic Re-Visions

Catholicism Re-Visioned: Leaving the Church as an Authentically Catholic Act?

We contend that in this time of increasing disaffiliation, the stories of “the women who left” in the twentieth century offer valuable insights about familiar Catholic experiences for those who know the pain of disillusionment, who have yearned for holiness outside of the church, and who have sought to reclaim what is of value in the tradition that formed them.

Narrating Catastrophe

It would be a mistake to suggest that the apocalyptic is just one thing. It is a fecund tangle of symbols, practices, beliefs, and narratives. Yet, as the catastrophes of our times confound our capacities of narration, there may yet be resources in these troubling archives of worlds’ end.

Partition and/as Political Theology: Art, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in India and Northern Ireland

The following is the first of a short series on partition and/as political theology, which will be published in the journal Political Theology in 2024.