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Sean Capener

Sean Capener is a PhD candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, and a junior fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute. His research investigates the links between religion, race, and economy in medieval and early modern thought, as well as the revival and repudiation of medieval ideas in 20th- and 21st-century European philosophy. He is currently completing a book manuscript tracing the 13th-century Parisian debate over the idea that usury is a theft of time, which belongs to God alone, as well as the resurgence of interest in this idea in European theory in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.


François Laruelle

“[For] quantum gnostics, there has never been a creation of the world or in the world—it is the world that is ‘wicked’ or ‘evil’, and consequently also the God who claimed to have created it and yet hesitates to assume it.”

The Rupture of Desire: An Interview with China Miéville

The following is a small portion of a longer interview with China Miéville in the journal Political Theology.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?