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The Brink

Featuring content from the journal Political Theology on politicaltheology.com, The Brink seeks to challenge our readers’ assumptions about the relationship between religion, theory, politics, and much more. Stay tuned as we get this blog up and running.

Recent Posts


Recent Symposia


  • Partition and/as Political Theology: Art, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in India and Northern Ireland

    Partition and/as Political Theology: Art, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in India and Northern Ireland

    The following is the first of a short series on partition and/as political theology, which will be published in the journal Political Theology in 2024.


  • Conversations in Medieval Christianity

    Conversations in Medieval Christianity

    Why is it interesting to put the word “political” next to the word “theology”? And what do early and medieval Christian authors like Meister Eckhart, John Cassian, and Thomas of Cantimpré have to do with either?


  • George Shulman’s Letters on Political Theology

    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.


  • The Roots and Ruptures of Contemporary Islamic Piety

    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.


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

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

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


  • Church State Corporation

    Church State Corporation

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


  • Law, Religion, and Paradoxes of Sovereignty

    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.


  • Islamophobia and Political Theology

    Islamophobia and Political Theology

    This round robin symposium showcases the work of three emerging leaders in scholarly research on Islamophobia: a political theorist, an anthropologist, and a sociologist. They each share a commitment to challenge injustice through scholarship even as they differ in approach.