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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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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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Removing the “Penance” In Penitentiaries – Toward A Political Theology Of The Carceral State (Greg Williams)

In his foundational work of political theology, The Desire of the Nations, Oliver O’Donovan argues that all sovereign authority belongs to God and that, in Jesus Christ, all claims by political institutions (including the modern state) to mediate that authority have been rendered null and void. The work expands upon […]

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