The Resource Radical democracy and political theology, Jeffrey W. Robbins

Radical democracy and political theology, Jeffrey W. Robbins

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Radical democracy and political theology
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Radical democracy and political theology
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Jeffrey W. Robbins
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eng
Summary
Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that "the people reign over the American political world like God over the universe," unwittingly casting democracy as the political instantiation of the death of God. According to Jeffrey W. Robbins, Tocqueville's assessment remains an apt observation of modern democratic power, which does not rest with a sovereign authority but operates as a diffuse social force. By linking radical democratic theory to a contemporary fascination with political theology, Robbins envisions the modern experience of democracy as a social, cultural, and political force transforming the nature of sovereign power and political authority. Robbins joins his work with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's radical conception of "network power," as well as Sheldon Wolin's notion of "fugitive democracy," to fashion a political theology that captures modern democracy's social and cultural torment. This approach has profound implications not only for the nature of contemporary religious belief and practice but also for the reconceptualization of the proper relationship between religion and politics. Challenging the modern, liberal, and secular assumption of a neutral public space, Robbins conceives of a postsecular politics for contemporary society that inextricably links religion to the political. While effectively recasting the tradition of radical theology as a political theology, this book also develops a comprehensive critique of the political theology bequeathed by Carl Schmitt. It marks an original and visionary achievement by the scholar the Journal of the American Academy of Religion hailed "one of the best commentators on religion and postmodernism."
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1972-
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Robbins, Jeffrey W.
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
R69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Insurrections : critical studies in religion, politics, and culture
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  • Schmitt, Carl
  • Democracy
  • Death of God theology
  • Political theology
  • Death of God theology
  • Democracy
  • Political theology
  • Schmitt, Carl
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
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Radical democracy and political theology, Jeffrey W. Robbins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Democracy, more or less -- Interlude : managing democracy abroad -- Democracy, radically conceived -- Political theology and the postsecular -- Interlude : the Iranian Revolution redux -- Political theology, beyond despair -- Political theologies, or finding an alternative to Schmitt -- The theopolitics of democracy -- Interlude: the messianic as a democratic political theology -- Conclusion : from the one to the many
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 213 pages)
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online
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9780231527132
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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  • 22573/ctt273j34
  • A8E21BF5-8FD6-4FBA-896D-8690F0B7A760
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931998057
  • (OCoLC)ocn931998057
Label
Radical democracy and political theology, Jeffrey W. Robbins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy, more or less -- Interlude : managing democracy abroad -- Democracy, radically conceived -- Political theology and the postsecular -- Interlude : the Iranian Revolution redux -- Political theology, beyond despair -- Political theologies, or finding an alternative to Schmitt -- The theopolitics of democracy -- Interlude: the messianic as a democratic political theology -- Conclusion : from the one to the many
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231527132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt273j34
  • A8E21BF5-8FD6-4FBA-896D-8690F0B7A760
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931998057
  • (OCoLC)ocn931998057

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