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Steven Ogden

Steven Ogden PhD is Research Fellow in the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University. His forthcoming book is Violence, Entitlement, and Politics (Routledge, 2021), where he identifies entitlement as predominantly a masculine gender pattern, characterised by proprietorial thinking, which has personal and political implications. He previously published The Church, Authority, and Foucault (Routledge, 2017), which examines the use and abuse of power in the church through Foucault’s power/knowledge prism, focusing on epistemic hubris and the sanctification of obedience. He is former principal of the St Francis Theological College Brisbane, and the Dean of St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Adelaide.


Political Theology as Transformative Opposition

The idea of opposition then is not about establishing a negative position for its own sake. Instead, to embody opposition here is to draw a line, and this line constitutes a limit-experience. It as if to say, ‘enough is enough.’ So, this opposition is an ending and a beginning.

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?