Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)

Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)


For theorists looking for a political theology that's extra conscious of the demanding situations now dealing with Western democracies, this booklet tenders a brand new political economic climate anchored in a conception of worth. The political theology of the long run, Carl Raschke argues, needs to draw on a strong, hidden impetus―the "force of God"―to body a brand new worth economic climate. It should also include a thorough, "faith-based" progressive sort of thought that reconceives the facility of the "theological" in political notion and action.

Raschke ties democracy's retreat to the West's failure to confront its decadence and mobilize its large non secular assets. Worsening debt, emerging unemployment, and gross source of revenue inequality have resulted in a obstacle in political illustration and values that twentieth-century theorists by no means expected. Drawing at the considered Hegel and Nietzsche in addition to fresh paintings via Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Joseph Goux, Giorgio Agamben, and Alain Badiou, between others, Raschke recasts political theology for a brand new new release. He proposes a daring, uncompromising serious thought that recognizes the iconic importance of Marx with out his materialism and builds an essential, extra spiritually grounded dating among politics and the non secular imaginary.

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