God and International Relations: Christian Theology and World Politics

God and International Relations: Christian Theology and World Politics


Religion is standard in international politics this day, and foreign relation concept is at pains to appreciate and clarify this phenomenon.

This targeted learn goals to introduce political theology as a suitable device to the examine of diplomacy. based on the political theology of Carl Schmitt, which states that sleek political techniques are secularized theological options, the paintings questions the "secular" foundations of latest diplomacy idea. hence it finds the Christian foundations of the self-discipline of diplomacy and provides a critique of a few of its so much basic theoretical components, resembling its secular view of faith as a part of the "irrational," its deification of the political kind of the state nation, and its negation of theism in its figuring out of accountability in international politics.

The result's a primer on how diplomacy and its stories have grown out of the political mind's eye of Christian theology. it is going to attract somebody attracted to severe methods to the sphere in addition to in politics and faith, political concept, and political theology.

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