Essays

Let us remember Metz’s apocalyptic witness dangerously, in our texts and in our embodied acts of solidarity.

History

While political theology must possess planetary (global) concerns, it must work locally and collaborate across locales to further understanding, decision, and action to meet those concerns.

History

Rather than understanding political theology as a single school of thought, I seek to define political theology as a more inclusive category by looking at the rich historical resources within each of the Abrahamic religions that help each tradition unpack the complex relationship between the political and theological spheres

Around the Network

“Can’t the disadvantaged be advantaged without disadvantaging us? Does their uplift necessarily have to entail our own loss?”

The Politics of Scripture

I cannot say that I hope for more discussions of political theology in 20 years. But I do hope for the endurance of conversation, indeed, for the preservation of the art and wisdom of conversation.

History
The Bible and Politics

The narrow formulation of the concept of Political Theology as the tracing of Protestant theological categories in contemporary political thought presents some challenge for the historically oriented biblical scholar.

History

The greatest potential implication of Isaiah 11:1–10 lies in the way it disrupts our expectations of justice, equality, and peace by framing of our narratives of the perfect society and unsullied nature. Rather than Utopia, the passage offers us a vision of a perfectly imperfect world order in absolute harmony.

The Politics of Scripture
Turkey Trouble in Florida

In Florida and elsewhere, communities facing technological and environmental risks do well to adopt the ethics and politics of precaution.

Ecology

Advent is the season between the comings, the space of absence in which we await the Divine visitation. Might it also be a space of resistance, wherein we reimagine our identities and, in so doing, perhaps even become the kind of presence in the world we so desire?

The Politics of Scripture
#PTN@AARSBL2019

For the sixth year in a row, we are hosting a party in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion meeting.

Around the Network

How do we account then for bodily interactions at the southern border ethically and theologically?

Justice

Compassion and solidarity make for a powerful bond between God and humanity.

The Politics of Scripture