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Raising Up Niebuhrian Prophets In The Public Square – Responses To Robin Lovin (Scott Paeth And Daniel A. Morris)

The following are responses by Scott Paith and Daniel A. Morris to the article “Reinhold Niebuhr And The Shortage Of Prophets Nowadays” published in Political Theology Today the previous week.  A Thousand Niebuhrs For those of us who care about the relationship of morality and public life, these are difficult […]

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Books We Love, Part 5 (Roberto Sirvent)

To help us launch the Political Theology Network, we asked scholars working at the intersection of religion and politics to share five books that inspired them. The “Books We Love” series offers a fun way to introduce readers of “Political Theology Today” to books that have influenced their favorite authors. […]

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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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“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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“Resurrection Day”, Or Turning The World Upside Down (Carl Raschke)

The day the Christian world calls Easter Sunday is just about over.  But if we seek to the larger and still undeciphered significance of why we celebrate Easter, we have to set aside in our minds many of the most familiar as well as popular traditions, iconographies, and spiritual practices which […]

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Why Exactly Does Political Theology Need To Become A “Real Discipline”? – A Response To Jonathan Cole (Edwin Bacon)

The following is a lengthy response to Jonathan Coles’ article entitled “Christian Political Theology Needs To Grow Up And Become A Real Discipline” published on Oct. 5. Jonathan Cole’s recent post argued that Christian political theology needs to grow up and become a real discipline. Reading Cole’s arguments elicited from me delighted […]

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Advocates march in October 1917, displaying placards containing the signatures of more than one million New York women demanding the vote.

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Occluded Resources For Political Theology – Leveraging Gender, Sexuality, and Biblical Studies (Erin Runions)

The following is the second of a pair of roundtable commentaries on the state of political theology today.  The first by Ted Smith was published by PTT on September 16, 2016.  These commentaries originated as contributions to a panel discussion at the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta in November […]

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