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Books We Love, Part 1 (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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Book Preview – Cultivating A New Indian Political Theory (Aakash Singh Rathore)

Aakash Singh Rathore. Indian Political Theory: Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj.  Routledge, 2017. Increasingly influential and widespread critiques of the internationally dominant tradition of political theory – that is, Rawlsian liberalism – along with the advent of globalization, have led political theorists toward the view that political theory should not […]

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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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Political Theology Is “Theological” To The Extent It Enchants Its Audience (Martin Kavka)

The following is the first 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. Three years ago, I edited a volume with Randi Rashkover entitled Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology.  I was quite […]

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The Art Of Political Theology – Finding The Right Definition And The Proper Set Of Questions (Jonathan Cole)

As I near completion of my doctoral study in political theology, I find myself reflecting on the difficulty of defining my area of inquiry. Many doctoral students dread the incessant, yet inevitable, question: “what’s you’re PhD on?” I am fortunate in that my thesis is tightly defined and readily explicable, […]

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