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“Race To The Abyss” – The Politics Of “Progressive” Neoliberal Rationality (Carl Raschke)

The following is the last installment of a four-part series on “progressive neoliberalism”. The first installment can be found here, the second one here, and the third one here. In a prescient and prophetic essay in the newspaper Le Monde during the last month of 1998, the famed French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu […]

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Spirits Of Blood And Breath – Contrasting Religious Perspectivism With Actual People’s Perspectives (Roger Green)

Barbara Alice Man opens her recent book, Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath, noting the ongoing difficulties indigenous people face among white scholars. Indigenous scholars often face the charges of “essentialism” or “bias” when attempting to present their own intellectual and historical accounts.  Such charges are as limiting as the […]

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Hamburg Burning – On Anarchism And The Self-Immolation Of Neoliberalism (Carl Raschke)

On the train to the airport last week in Düsseldorf at the very end of an exhausting, tightly scheduled, and eventful Central European trip, I overheard two young Germans, a man and a woman, talking about the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, which several nights later morphed into a global spectacle of rioting, […]

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Beyond The Secular And Enchanted Binary -The “Deep Stories” Informing Contemporary Conservatism (Roger Green)

The rise of rightwing populism has prompted many academics to examine its causes and motivations.  Among these examinations has been an increase in attention to political conservatism and the Christian Right in the U.S. As an American heading off to Melk Monasery in Austria for a conference pithily titled, “The Crisis […]

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Conservatives’ Core Values Not As Theologically Grounded As Many Believe (Jonathan Cole)

Is conservatism the natural political home of Christianity? That certainly appears to be the case if the voting habits of American Christians are anything to go by. Pew Research Center analysis suggests that 78-81% of white, born-again and evangelical Christians and 52-60% of white Catholics have voted for the Republican […]

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“Socially Conscious” Capitalism, Or The Extraction Of “Surplus Value” In Progressive Neoliberalism (Carl Raschke)

The following is the third installment of a four-part series on “progressive neoliberalism”. The first installment can be found here, the second one here. In the previous installment we explored how Nietzsche’s critique of late nineteenth century, bourgeois, democratic culture in Europe with its “Christian-moral view of the world” serve as a […]

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Political Theology Must Be Engaged More Profoundly With Political Philosophy (Jonathan Cole)

What is the difference between “political philosophy” and “political theology,” apart from the name?  In a straightforward sociological sense the difference is that some scholars describe themselves, or are described by others, as “political philosophers” and others as “political theologians.” Those so-described often find themselves institutionally separated – political philosophers […]

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Christian Soteriology Implies That Theology Is Inherently Political (Fred Simmons)

The following is the last of a five-part symposium on the question “how theological is political theology”, which took place at the 2016 American Academy of Religion meeting in San Antonio.  The previous four articles can be found here, here, here, and here.  To address our panel’s question (how theological is political theology?) I interpret […]

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