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George Shulman’s Letters on Political Theology

This symposium celebrates George Shulman’s work on political theology by continuing the conversation that formally concluded when Shulman’s “Political Theology” seminar met for the last time in the spring of 2021.

On the Catholicity of Desire

Although its aim is to provide a snapshot of our research and thinking on the topic of desire, this symposium hints at aspects of ourselves as desiring subjects, as people who bring differing social and sexual identities to their work, and who inhabit religious and secular worlds in diverse ways.

Disciplinary crossings

Why are anthropologists and theologians drawn to each other? What are they seeking?

Law and Order Catholicism

This roundtable will reflect on the ways “law” and “order,” as secular and religious concepts, have constructed and reproduced racialized notions of “ideal” citizenship and religion in the context of US Catholicism.

Just Universities, Just Economics

Each essay in this symposium inspired by Beyer’s volume constitutes an important contribution to the ongoing discourse about the ways corporatized higher education impacts academia in the U. S. today, especially the missions of religious institutions of higher learning.

Critical Theory for Political Theology: Keywords

Critical Theory for Political Theology introduces its latest series of posts on keywords within Critical Theory.

“Wherein Justice Dwelleth:” The Catholic Worker Movement and Political Theology Today

This symposium brings Catholic Workers and scholars together to discuss the future of the Catholic Worker Movement and its political vision of personalist, de-centralized communities that practice the Works of Mercy to create a new world.

Perspectives on Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism

“Christianity redounds to its own political economy, first by making economy a general feature of creaturely existence and second by relating the kingdom of God to the economy of God, speaking of God’s reign as God’s grace. Racism and racial capitalism—epitomized but not exhausted by white supremacist Christian religion—are distortions of God’s kingdom and economy, rejections of divine rule and divine desire” (Asian Americans and the Spirit of Capitalism, 15).

The Roots and Ruptures of Contemporary Islamic Piety

We are pleased to welcome six contributors to discuss the state of many contemporary questions in Islamic studies.

Resisting the Powers: Walter Wink’s Legacy Reexamined

Walter Wink was a controversial figure when he was alive, so it is not surprising his critique of the powers and principalities continues to draw criticism while inspiring new generations of Christians to engage in nonviolent resistance against structural injustice.

Short Meditations on José Esteban Muñoz’s The Sense of Brown

PTN welcomes four short meditations on the José Esteban Muñoz’s posthumous book.

Pentecostals-Charismatics, Political Theology, and the Capitol Riot

Together, we hope this symposium opens up new horizons of discourse for political theology. Given the global reach of Pentecostals and Charismatics, our inquiry into American Pentecostal and charismatic networks is but a beginning.

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