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Symposia

Global Symposium I: The Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology

The Political Theology Network is pleased to present the special global symposium on the Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology

Rethinking Biopolitics: A Forum on Jasbir Puar’s The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability

Among the central achievements of this book is the way it conducts an intersectional analysis that takes the conceptual glue of the triangular encounter of debility, capacity, and disability to put into conversation the study of race, religion, queer studies, disability studies, and the study of colonial power.

Church State Corporation

Church State Corporation is a powerful reminder that . . . rights [are] recognized on a whim rather than guaranteed by nature.

Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0

PTN launches the Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0 series

Reflections on The Business of War: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex

In combining biblical, historical, theological, and ethical analyses of “the business of war,” the authors invite us to better understand it as a new moral problem that demands a new, faithful response.

Law, Religion, and Paradoxes of Sovereignty

We are excited to bring Spencer Dew, Nicholas Shrubsole, and Méadhbh McIvor into conversation about the juridification of religion and the religification of law, about the network of relationships that are exposed to us when law and religion interact, about a shared skepticism toward religious identities, and more.

Whiteness and Biblical Studies

While the visual medium is thus dominated by whiteness, there exists simultaneously a whiteness that permeates textual and other worlds in biblical scholarship.

Resistance in the Era of COVID-19

While COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, the violence exacerbated in its wake is anything but new.

Contagion, a Lament

However our times will be remembered—as the triumph of fascism or its nadir, as the end of capitalism or its beginning, as the death of the planet or its rebirth—this young century has been an era of contagion.

Revisiting Comfort Women in Light of Political Theology

It is incumbent upon scholars to critically engage in the comfort women issue, particularly through the lens of political theology, in order to prevent future violence, sexual and otherwise, against various minorities throughout the world.