Tag: Vincent Lloyd

Announcing a new book series “Transforming Political Theologies” published by Routledge.

Christian Interrogation

…Political Theology is the sedimented yet changing and multifarious ways in which Christianity divides itself and (which is to say also: from) the world.

This is a challenging question for me, as I am on the margins of political theology as a philosopher of religion and religious naturalist.

Is it the case that the European political theology is indeed derived, not from the universal requirements of any sovereign order (as Schmitt sometimes claimed), but rather from specific Christian underpinnings? Or is it the case that a fundamentally similar political ideology, one which depends on the logic of sovereignty rather than on parochial cultural assumptions, can indeed be found elsewhere?

A life dedicated wholeheartedly to paradox, necessarily lived in opposition to the ways of the world: this is what we have lost.

On this, the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, let us not only remember King’s life as prophetic critic but also his advice for living.

This guest editorial introduces the recently published special issue of Political Theology focused on Jacques Derrida’s Death Penalty Seminars.