Postcolonial Theory Theology

From Holistic To In-Between Theology – The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Part 2 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. Tumsa, as a theologian, focused on social justice and the hermeneutical interpretations of Reinhold Niebuhr. He tried to respond to the communities’ struggle through theological reflection and action. As a theologian who studied abroad, his work was affected by the […]

Postcolonial Theory Theology

From Holistic To In-Between Theology – The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Part 1 (Rode Molla)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus: Simultaneously Western and Indigenous Even though the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus has a Lutheran background embedded in the Western context, I argue that the EECMY is both Western and an indigenous Ethiopian church. Fekadu Gurmessa, in Evangelical Faith Movement […]

Critical Conversations Political Theology

Psychedelic Aesthetics And The Crises Of Liberalism – A “Critical Conversation” With Roger Green

The following Critical Conversation took place on February 17, 2022 with Roger Green, author of A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics: Enchanted Citizens. Carl Raschke: Welcome to critical conversations, again. Tonight, or this afternoon, or this morning, depending on what time zone you’re in, we have Roger Green presenting. Roger is an old and dear friend […]

Announcements Critical Theory Globalization Political Philosophy Political Theology Political Theory

The Fracturing Of World Order – A Series of International and Interdisciplinary Online Mini-Conferences, Call For Papers And Presentations (Announcement)

The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and The New Polis in collaboration with representatives of the University of Denver announces a call for papers and presentations for a set of international and interdisciplinary online mini-conferences on the topic of “The Fracturing of World Order.” JCRT and The New Polis are part of the family of Whitestone Publications. The schedule of mini-conferences, which will […]

Announcements Political Philosophy Political Theology Political Theory

Critical Conversations – The Power Of “Political Erasure”, A Seminar With Arthur Bradley (Announcements)

Sign up for this online seminar with distinguished British political philosopher Arthur Bradley on the compelling and most timely issue of “political erasure.“ When? Thursday, March 10, 10:00-12:00 am Mountain Standard Time, 17:00 to 19:00 Greenwich Mean Time, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time Registration Link: https://udenver.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeGorT4sEtIg_3MrkO0fm6E-vgjtI1Az You must register in advance for this session. Registration is free. Once […]

Philosophy of Religion

Geschlecht III – Authentic Faith, Religion, And Politics In Derrida’s Readings Of Heidegger’s “Geist”, Part 3 (Jake Sirota)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Derrida’s suspicion of and discomfort with the seemingly politically-motivated dogmatism that we see guiding Heidegger’s understanding of spirit leads us into the common interpretations of Derrida’s religious thinking as being about a sort of theological indiscretion, an […]

Philosophy of Religion

Geschlecht III – Authentic Faith, Religion, And Politics In Derrida’s Readings of Heidegger’s “Geist”, Part 2 (Jake Sirota)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. At this point Derrida’s appraisal of Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics becomes crucial, for if, as Derrida says, “the Address relaunches and confirms the essential elements of Sein und Zeit, so the Einführung [Intr. to Meta.] repeats the invocation of spirit […]

Philosophy of Religion

Geschlecht III – Authentic Faith, Religion, And Politics In Derrida’s Readings of Heidegger’s “Geist”, Part 1 (Jake Sirota)

The following is published in three installments. Jacques Derrida’s prolonged and intimate proximity to the thought of Martin Heidegger has played a significant role in the understanding and debate of Derrida’s religious inflections and in the theorizing of the relationship between deconstruction, religion, and politics in general. This proximity becomes particularly clear in the treatment […]

Critical Race Theory

Locating The Oceanic In Sylvia Wynter’s “Demonic Ground”, Part 3 (Justine M. Bakker)

The following article will appear next month in the Winter 2021-22 issue of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. It is published in three installments. The first installment can be found here, the second here. It remains, of course, entirely possible that Wynter was unaware of the link between the demonic and such alternative ontologies although this seems, […]

Critical Race Theory

Locating The Oceanic In Sylvia Wynter’s “Demonic Ground”, Part 2 (Justine M. Bakker)

The following article will appear next month in the Winter 2021-22 issue of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. It is published in three installments. The first installment can be found here. Demonic Physics Why, I ask again, does Wynter utilize the term “demonic”? This question becomes particularly relevant and necessary when we consider that the […]