Maxwell Kennel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Religious Studies Department at McMaster University. In the Fall of 2021, he will join the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. He is the author of Postsecular History: Political Theology and the Politics of Time (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming November 2021), and his dissertation “Ontologies of Violence” uses violence as a diagnostic concept to analyze Jacques Derrida’s “Violence and Metaphysics,” Mennonite pacifist epistemologies, and Grace M. Jantzen’s trilogy Death and the Displacement of Beauty. He has published articles on time and history in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses, Political Theology, rhizomes, and Telos, and articles on Mennonite topics in Literature & Theology, the Mennonite Quarterly Review, the Journal of Mennonite Studies, and Hamilton Arts & Letters. For more information, visit https://maxwellkennel.ca
This special issue on Mennonite political theology showcases interdisciplinary contributions from Mennonite feminist theology, Christian approaches to cultural conflict, queer literary studies, and historical critics of violence.