Theology and the Political: The New Debate, sic v

Theology and the Political: The New Debate, sic v

by Creston Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822334720

ISBN-13: 9780822334729

Pub. Date: 06/17/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The essays in Theology and the Political—written by some of the world’s foremost theologians, philosophers, and literary critics—analyze the ethics and consequences of human action. They explore the spiritual dimensions of ontology, considering the relationship between ontology and the political in light of the thought of figures ranging

Overview

The essays in Theology and the Political—written by some of the world’s foremost theologians, philosophers, and literary critics—analyze the ethics and consequences of human action. They explore the spiritual dimensions of ontology, considering the relationship between ontology and the political in light of the thought of figures ranging from Plato to Marx, Levinas to Derrida, and Augustine to Lacan. Together, the contributors challenge the belief that meaningful action is simply the successful assertion of will, that politics is ultimately reducible to “might makes right.” From a variety of perspectives, they suggest that grounding human action and politics in materialist critique offers revolutionary possibilities that transcend the nihilism inherent in both contemporary liberal democratic theory and neoconservative ideology.

Contributors. Anthony Baker, Daniel M. Bell Jr., Phillip Blond, Simon Critchley, Conor Cunningham, Creston Davis, William Desmond, Hent de Vries, Terry Eagleton, Rocco Gangle, Philip Goodchild, Karl Hefty, Eleanor Kaufman, Tom McCarthy, John Milbank, Antonio Negri, Catherine Pickstock, Patrick Aaron Riches, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Regina Mara Schwartz, Kenneth Surin, Graham Ward, Rowan Williams, Slavoj Zizek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822334729
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Series:
[sic] Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................xi
Introduction Rowan Williams....................1
PART 1 | Revolution and Theological Difference Tragedy and Revolution Terry Eagleton....................7
Metanoia: The Theological Praxis of Revolution Creston Davis and Patrick Aaron Riches....................22
The "Thrilling Romance of Orthodoxy" Slavoj Zizek....................52
Nothing Is, Something Must Be: Lacan and Creation from No One Conor Cunningham....................72
Revelation and Revolution Regina Mara Schwartz....................102
Capital and Kingdom: An Eschatological Ontology Philip Goodchild....................127
Neither Servility nor Sovereignty: Between Metaphysics and Politics William Desmond....................153
Of Chrematology: Joyce and Money Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy....................183
Only Jesus Saves: Toward a Theopolitical Ontology of Judgment Daniel M. Bell Jr....................200
The Political Subject and Absolute Immanence Antonio Negri....................231
Rewriting the Ontological Script of Liberation: On the Question of Finding a New Kind of Political Subject Kenneth Surin....................240
Ecclesia: The Art of the Virtual Anthony Baker and Rocco Gangle....................267
The Univocalist Mode of Production Catherine Pickstock....................281
The Commodification of Religion, or The Consummation of Capitalism Graham Ward....................327
The Unbearable Withness of Being: On the Essentialist Blind Spot of Anti-ontotheology Mary-Jane Rubenstein....................340
"To Cut TooDeeply and Not Enough": Violence and the Incorporeal....................Eleanor Kaufman The Two Sources of the "Theological Machine": Jacques Derrida and Henri Bergson on Religion, Technicity, War, andTerror Hent de Vries....................366
Materialism and Transcendence John Milbank....................393
Truth and Peace: Theology and the Body Politic in Augustine and Hobbes Karl Hefty....................427
The Politics of the Eye: Toward a Theological Materialism Phillip Blond....................439
Notes on Contributors....................463
Index....................467

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