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Announcing Political Theology 16.4

The July 2015 issue of our journal, Political Theology, is now online. This exciting issue includes not only a book discussion among leading Jewish scholars of Judith Butler’s Parting Ways (shorter versions of some of these articles previously appeared here on the blog), but also three full-length articles on a variety of challenging contemporary issues. A particularly interesting and important slate of book reviews appears in this issue, as does Graeme Smith’s fond remembrance of the late former editor of the journal, Rev. Dr. Timothy Simpson (this too appeared previously at the blog).

Erin Runions’s guest editorial on issues of reproductive ethics (penned before the recent controversy over the Planned Parenthood videos) will appear here on the blog tomorrow.

Guest Editorial:

Political Theologies of the Surveilled Womb? (Erin Runions) …. 299



The Prospects for Democratic Convergence: Islam and Christianity (Graham Maddox)…. 303

The Mediation of the Distinction of “Religion” and “Politics” by the UK Press on the Occasion of Pope Benedict XVI’s State Visit to the UK (James Crossley and Jackie Harrison)…. 327

Reconstituting Community in Divided Society: Faith-inspired Civil Organizations and the Case of Corrymeela (Aaron Tyler)…. 344


Discussion of Judith Butler’s Parting Ways

Outside the Canon: Judith Butler and the Trials of Jewish Philosophy (Sarah Hammerschlag)…. 365

No Parting Ways: The Crypto-Zionism of Judith Butler (Zachary Braiterman)…. 369

On Judith Butler’s Parting Ways as Jewish Philosophy
 (Martin Kavka)…. 376

Melancholic Judaism, Ec-static Ethics, Uncertain Politics (Larisa Reznik)…. 380

Is Critique Theological? (Vincent Lloyd)…. 386

Response by Judith Butler to Political Theology Discussion of Parting Ways (Judith Butler)…. 390


Book Reviews

Allhoff, Fritz, Nicholas G. Evans, and Adam Henschke, Eds., Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the Twenty-first Century (Mark J. Allman)…. 398

Teel, Karen, Racism and the Image of God (
Laurie Cassidy)…. 399

Bowlin, John, Ed., The Kuyper Center Review, vol. 4: Calvinism and Democracy (Robert Covolo)…. 401

George, Robert P., Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (David E. DeCosse)…. 402

Dienhart Hancock, Angela, Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-1933: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich (Michael Jimenez)…. 404

Rust, Jennifer R., The Body in Mystery: The Political Theology of the Corpus Mysticum in the Literature of Reformation England (William Junker)…. 406

Sasaran Mccarthy, Eli, Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers: A Virtue Ethic for Catholic Social Teaching and U.S. Policy (Christine E. McCarthy)…. 409

Hughson, Thomas, SJ., Connecting Jesus to Social Justice: Classical Christology and Public Theology (Benjamin Paulus)…. 411

In Memoriam: Tim Simpson (Graeme Smith)…. 413


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