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Political theology : a critical introduction

Author: Saul Newman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"God is dead, but his presence lives on in politics. In this intellectual tour-de-force, Saul Newman shows how political theology arose alongside secularism, and relates to the problem of legitimising power and authority in modernity. This book will be a crucial text for students, scholars and readers interested political theology"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newman, Saul, 1972-
Political theology.
Cambridge, UK ; Meford, MA : Polity, 2018
(DLC) 2018027932
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Newman
ISBN: 9781509528394 1509528393 9781509528400 1509528407
OCLC Number: 1024157522
Description: 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The politico-theological problem --
Max Stirner and the ghosts of the secular modern --
God is unconscious : psychoanalysis and political theology --
Auctoritas non veritas : on the sovereign --
Pastoral power and political spirituality : Foucault and political theology --
Economic theology --
The politics of the profane.
Responsibility: Saul Newman.

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