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Book Review: Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition

Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction
Craig G. Bartholomew
InterVarsity Press, 2017. 363pp.

Early in my time with Theologian’s Library, about a year ago, I wrote a review on… 1,261 more words

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What does it mean to refer to Latour's "Political Theology"

Latour has begun to refer to “political theology” in some of his recent writing. He begins his first Gifford lecture, for example, by declaring that “the ideas I will pursue in this lecture series could certainly receive the label of… 1,178 more words

Bruno Latour

Althusius on the Clan

It struck me as a I read Chapter Three in Althusius’ Politca that I’ve never seen an explicit teaching on the extended family. When a society is as mobile as ours is, you end up functionally without a family. 470 more words


Carl Schmitt: The Friend-Enemy Distinction

In one of his early and most well-known works, the Concept of the Political, Carl Schmitt endeavors to explore what the political is and is not.  2,941 more words


Paganism and the Alt-Right

For people who are a bit more familiar with the phenomenon of the “Alt-Right” than the media, one notices in their publications, books, and public gatherings a seemingly odd interest in “Paganism.”  Alt-Right leaders and faces often consider themselves to be pagan, call for a “re-paganization” of Europe – or if in America claim some Indo-European or Nordic paganism as their own identitarian religious mythos – and consider paganism the “natural religion of the ‘White’ man.”  As such, Alt-Right people also often deliberately misconstrue certain philosophers, particularly of German origin, who are perceived in their distorted understanding of paganism to have been “allies” to their cause and critics of Christianity in particular. 1,737 more words


Sigurdson's Typology

There is a good typology promoted by Ola Sigurdson in his book, Theology and Marxism in Eagleton and Žižek: A Conspiracy of Hope (2012) on the importance of theology for political philosophy. 215 more words

Seattle is The Fairy Tale City of Heroin and Home Invasion

In the Kloss house, fairy tales play a large part in our ethical instruction[1]. Fairy tales play a large part in the relating of truth: generation to generation and culture to culture. 2,181 more words

Political Theology