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Kyle Lambelet

Kyle Lambelet was formerly the managing editor of the Political Theology Network’s website and is now Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theology and Ethics at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He teaches and researches at the intersection of political theology, religious ethics, and social change. His first book titled ¡Presente! Nonviolent Politics and the Resurrection of the Dead (Georgetown, 2020) develops an extended case study of the movement to close the School of the Americas. His current research explores the apocalyptic dimensions of talk about our current planetary emergency.

Symposia

20 years, 3 Questions

To commemorate twenty years of the journal Political Theology, we asked a variety of scholars, including those in the Political Theology Network’s editorial collective, to reflect on where the field has been, where it is, and where it is going.

Is public theology a worthy aim politically? Is public theology necessarily political? Is “the public” of public theology a unitary entity? Who are some paradigms of the public theologian? Can public theology speak in a milieu of deep pluralism? What are the publics of political theology?

The Figure of King

These essays chip away at the patina that has built up around King’s figural representation in our collective political culture.

We delve into the theoretical and politico-theological genesis of the crisis of neo-liberalism.

In a post published on Friday, I discussed a recently established group, the Tradinistas, who seek to wed a traditional Catholicism with socialism. In that post, I began an assessment of the Tradinistas’ attempt at a Catholic socialism to date, which I will continue in this post.

Serving as a commissioner is both an honor and a butt-numbing burden.

Serving as a commissioner is both an honor and a butt-numbing burden.

Essays

Outgoing editor Kyle Lambelet welcomes Wonchul Shin as the new managing editor for the PTN website.

Viral Sovereignty

In the face of COVID-19, we do not have the capacity to breathe, much less decide.

We’re hiring!

The PTN seeks to hire a managing editor to organize people and content across the network.

Contextual crisis analysis

The question for us, and for the field of political theology, is how do we wish to live in the end?

What should hold the field of political theology together? Or, is asking such a question merely an attempt to consolidate hegemony?

2nd Annual Essay Contest

What should hold the field of political theology together? Or, is asking such a question merely an attempt to consolidate hegemony?

Join the team!

Want to play a role in shaping the future of the Political Theology Network? We’re hiring!

The End is Nigh!

What would it mean to take apocalyptic talk as a sign of the times: as revealing, uncovering, and disclosing something basic about the cosmos? Could such talk be the beginnings of an eco-apocalyptic political theology?

It is through our own wounds that we’re called into the work of transformation.

The founder of Black Liberation Theology, the Rev. Dr. James Cone died on April 28, 2018. We asked scholars, religious leaders, and activists around the Political Theology Network to share their brief reflections on the passing of this scholar, pastor, visionary, and prophet.