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Introduction to Issue 17.2 of Political Theology on “The Secularization of Hope”

Issue 17.2 of Political Theology entitled “The Secularization of Hope” is now available.  Below is the introduction to the volume by David Newheiser of the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. One of the articles by Rick Elgendy entitled “Hope, Cynicism, and Complicity: Worldly Resistance in Reinhold Niebuhr’s Criticism of Karl […]

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Announcing Issue 17.2 of POLITICAL THEOLOGY – The Secularization of Hope

Political Theology, Volume 17, Issue 2, March 2016 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. Special Issue: Secularization of Hope This new issue contains the following articles: Introduction The Secularization of Hope David Newheiser Pages: 117-119 | DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2016.1134190 Articles Irrational Exuberance: Hope, Expectation, and Cool Market Logic […]

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Political Theology or Social Ethics?: Towards The Democratic (Keri Day)

Within Christian traditions, one may be met with this provocative question: does “political theology” or “social ethics” sponsor liberative practices oriented towards human flourishing? Interestingly, the framing of this question requires one to choose a side. One must argue that either political theology or social ethics is poised to address the myriad theo-ethical issues we face, particularly issues of difference, pluralism, and alterity. I believe that this is a false framing of the question.

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Political Theology or Social Ethics?: One Conversation, Two Tasks (Ted Smith)

The Ethics section of the American Academy of Religion has organized an important panel investigating the question “Which is it – Political Theology or Social Ethics? And Does It Matter?” at next week’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. We invited the four panelists to contribute preliminary essays on this theme for discussion here, and three have been able to contribute: Ted Smith of Emory University, Keri Day of Brite Divinity School, and M.T. Davila of Andover Newton Theological School. We will be posting these over the next several days, beginning with Ted Smith’s.

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