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Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal

Marinos Diamantides and Anton Schütz


Ridding modernity of Christian political theology — and thus of the sort of false universalisms theology makes possible — requires a recognition that although this theology lies in ruins it is precisely our love of these ruins that makes us err by seeking a glorious sense of responsibility from within and for our contingent history. Modernity is thus mystified as consisting of a rupture with the medieval/traditional — even a rupture that gives rise to a parthenogenesis of a new human being and history. In this book we set aside the imaginary overcoming of tradition by modernity and, rather, su ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Christianity, John Duns Scotus, Law, Religion, Secularization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697762
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697762.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marinos Diamantides, author
Birkbeck, University of London

Anton Schütz, author
Birkbeck, University of London

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