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Upper Egypt, October 2017. Taken by Candace Lukasik.
Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0

Kinship

While kinship has traditionally held a vibrant conceptual life in anthropological inquiry, more recent studies on kinship as a form of spiritual relationality have opened up a new space of interdisciplinary exploration for political theology.

Affect

What is still nascent… is an explicit conversation between political theology and critical theories of affect, particularly in a way that might contribute to constructive projects. The sort of political theology that might emerge from such collaboration would consider how affective regimes intersect with theological constructions or religious performances.

Bound to Be Loosed from Bondage

Luke’s wordplay allows us to see this story as something larger than a particular Jesus event with a particular woman in a particular synagogue on a particular Sabbath. A one-off, straightforward healing event can be described without such wordplay. Through the creativity of his storytelling, Luke makes this moment a signal event, about a Daughter of Abraham and the work of the Christ. 

Teologia politica 2022? Political Theology 2022? An International Symposium , June 22-24, 2022

Find details on the international symposium co-organized by Arthur Bradley and Elettra Stimilli, taking place 22-24 June 2022!

Virtual Summer Workshop Series, starting June 15

Political Theology Network is offering a ‘Varieties of Political Theological Method’ summer workshop series. Every Wednesday from June 15. Contact Mary (mnickel@princeton.edu) or Kathy (kathy.chow@yale.edu) for more details.

Call for Papers: Political Theology Network’s 2022 Summer Workshop Series, “Varieties of Political Theological Method”

Authors should submit a 500 word abstract to Mary Nickel (mnickel@princeton.edu) and Kathy Chow (kathy.chow@yale.edu) by May 15. Please put “PTN Workshop Series Proposal” in the subject line. We will notify participants of our decisions by May 22.

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Justice

Ukraine: What Ought to be Done?

As many Ukrainian scholars and intellectuals have opined, the Western media has allowed Russia and Putin to set the narrative for the invasion.

George Shulman’s Letters on Political Theology

This symposium celebrates George Shulman’s work on political theology by continuing the conversation that formally concluded when Shulman’s “Political Theology” seminar met for the last time in the spring of 2021.