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Yesterday was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. Americans of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, and faiths came together to celebrate the life of a man who served as a crucial voice in the civil rights movement, urging his fellow citizens to recognize all races as truly equal in the eyes of the law (and in the eyes of the beholder). 1,444 more words

Public Theology

Schmitt and/against Bakunin

The first twenty years of 20th century radical thought are mired in inconvenient strangeness. The anti-parliamentarianism, the syndicalist turn and then accommodation with corporatism in writers such as Michels and Sorel, the mix of lifestylism and economism at Ascona, in Silvio Gesell or the Kibbo Kift: all appear as an expanse of boggy marshland beside what in retrospect are viewed as the main currents of regressive and progressive modernism, in Bolshevism, Nazism and the New Deal. 503 more words


Divine Command Policy

I’ve never been partial to the Hegelian nation of nation-specific geist, or spirit, but two recent encounters have made me reconsider. The first was the completion of Henry Kissinger’s… 1,143 more words


Political Theology | Journal of the Month

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Political Theology

"Do Not Be Afraid": A Palestinian Reflection on Christmas

In the midst of the pageantry and cultural traditions surrounding Christmas, it is easy to lose sight of the profoundly political ramifications of the birth story of Jesus. 307 more words

Middle East

Is theology 'off the radar' in X studies?

I have recently seen a few call for papers that have interested me, not just because of their subject matter, but also because of the disciplines that they invite submissions from. 589 more words