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Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics.

By: Welchman, Alistair.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures: Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2014Description: 1 online resource (198 p.).ISBN: 9789401794480.Subject(s): Religion and politicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politics of Religion/Religions of PoliticsDDC classification: 100 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; Political Theologies Left and Right; Non-metaphysical Political Theology; Tragedy, Comedy and the Grounds of Political-Ethical Life; References; Chapter 2: You Are Not Your Own; Reformation; Paul´s Address; Troth-Plight, Faith as Proclamation; Crypto-Marcionism; Faith and Law; References; Chapter 3: Politics, Anthropology and Religion; Introduction; Problem One: Theology, Anthropology and Limited Horizons; Excursus: Some Reflections on Traditional Liberal Accounts of Secular Tolerance
Transition to `Mystical Anarchism´Problem Two: `Mystical Anarchism´ Anti-somatic and Anti-cosmic Dualism; Reflections on Mystical Anarchism; References; Chapter 4: Border Sovereignty; Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI; References; Chapter 5: The Gossip Circles of Geneva: Morals, Mores and Moralizing in Political Life; References; Chapter 6: Nihilists, Heroes, Samaritans and I; Introduction; The Vertical Dimension; Are Good Acts Possible?; The Self and the Good; Tragedy and Comedy; Humorous Pacifism?; Christian Forgiveness?; Beyond the Rules; References
Chapter 7: Exposures and ProjectionsIntroduction; Part I: Exposure; Part II: Projection; References; Chapter 8: Simon Critchley´s Problem of Politics and Hannah Arendt´s Idealism for the USA; Introduction; The Stranger as Political Spectator; The Private in the Public; The Self-Conscious Pariah; Questioning Political Space; The Ethical in the Community; References; Chapter 9: The World as Farce; Prelude; The `Cosmic Farce´ Argument for God´s Existence; The Return of the Admission Ticket; God´s Playground; Ein Meister aus Zentral Europa; Surviving the Totalitarian Laughter; References
Chapter 10: Exhuming the Remains of Antigone´s TragedyReferences; Chapter 11: Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics; Index
Summary: The liberal enlightenment as well as the more radical left have both traditionally opposed religion as a reactionary force in politics, a view culminating in an identification of the politics of religion as fundamentalist theocracy. But recently a number of thinkers-Agamben, Badiou, Tabues and in particular Simon Critchley-have begun to explore a more productive engagement of the religious and the political in which religion features as a possible or even necessary form of human emancipation. The papers in this collection, deriving from a workshop held on and with Simon Critchley at the Unive
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Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; Political Theologies Left and Right; Non-metaphysical Political Theology; Tragedy, Comedy and the Grounds of Political-Ethical Life; References; Chapter 2: You Are Not Your Own; Reformation; Paul´s Address; Troth-Plight, Faith as Proclamation; Crypto-Marcionism; Faith and Law; References; Chapter 3: Politics, Anthropology and Religion; Introduction; Problem One: Theology, Anthropology and Limited Horizons; Excursus: Some Reflections on Traditional Liberal Accounts of Secular Tolerance

Transition to `Mystical Anarchism´Problem Two: `Mystical Anarchism´ Anti-somatic and Anti-cosmic Dualism; Reflections on Mystical Anarchism; References; Chapter 4: Border Sovereignty; Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI; References; Chapter 5: The Gossip Circles of Geneva: Morals, Mores and Moralizing in Political Life; References; Chapter 6: Nihilists, Heroes, Samaritans and I; Introduction; The Vertical Dimension; Are Good Acts Possible?; The Self and the Good; Tragedy and Comedy; Humorous Pacifism?; Christian Forgiveness?; Beyond the Rules; References

Chapter 7: Exposures and ProjectionsIntroduction; Part I: Exposure; Part II: Projection; References; Chapter 8: Simon Critchley´s Problem of Politics and Hannah Arendt´s Idealism for the USA; Introduction; The Stranger as Political Spectator; The Private in the Public; The Self-Conscious Pariah; Questioning Political Space; The Ethical in the Community; References; Chapter 9: The World as Farce; Prelude; The `Cosmic Farce´ Argument for God´s Existence; The Return of the Admission Ticket; God´s Playground; Ein Meister aus Zentral Europa; Surviving the Totalitarian Laughter; References

Chapter 10: Exhuming the Remains of Antigone´s TragedyReferences; Chapter 11: Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics; Index

The liberal enlightenment as well as the more radical left have both traditionally opposed religion as a reactionary force in politics, a view culminating in an identification of the politics of religion as fundamentalist theocracy. But recently a number of thinkers-Agamben, Badiou, Tabues and in particular Simon Critchley-have begun to explore a more productive engagement of the religious and the political in which religion features as a possible or even necessary form of human emancipation. The papers in this collection, deriving from a workshop held on and with Simon Critchley at the Unive

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Alistair Welchman is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio who is interested in questions of naturalism and materialism, especially but not exclusively in relation to French and German philosophy since Kant. In addition he works as a translator, mostly of Schopenhauer's World as Will and Representation (for Cambridge) but also of Salomon Maimon's Essay on Transcendental Philosophy (Continuum) and has a growing interest in political questions stemming from his situation on the US-Mexico border.

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