Political Theory

Framing Religious Conflict and Violence – Insights from Historical Institutionalism, Part 2 (Vivek Swaroop Sharma)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. Religious Conflict and Violence Reframed There are two important qualifications to the following discussion that are required.  First, this discussion is not about religious violence per se.  Religious violence, as we have seen above, can be a normal […]

Political Theory

Framing Religious Conflict and Violence – Insights from Historical Institutionalism, Part 1 (Vivek Swaroop Sharma)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Killing hundreds of people in the name of “cow protection” would, at first glance, appear to be a headline drawn from a Monty Python skit.  Instead, it is a political problem of the first order in India.  Since the 2014 election of Narendra Modi and […]

Religion and Literature

Traversing W.H. Auden’s Religious And Aesthetic States, Part 3 (Raji Singh Soni)

The following is the final installment of a three-part series.  The first one can be found here, the second one here. As Julia Reinhard Lupton argues, Shakespeare’s Caliban complicates our sense of what it means to be a creature or creaturely. “The world of creatures,” Lupton posits,[1] constitutes an infinity rather than a totality, since it is […]

Religion and Literature

Traversing W.H. Auden’s Religious And Aesthetic States, Part 2 (Raji Singh Soni)

The following is the second installment of a three-part series.  The first one can be found here. Used by Auden in concert with “limitation” to qualify boundaries proper to secular aesthetics in modernity, the term “absurd” in its Kierkegaardian sense implies another precinct against which art and the artist will necessarily chafe in nonreligious domains […]

Religion and Literature

Traversing W.H. Auden’s Religious And Aesthetic States, Part 1 (Raji Singh Soni)

The following is part one of an article that will be published in three successive installments. TRINCULO   Servant-monster! The folly of this island! They say there’s but five upon this isle: we are three of them; if th’other two be brained like us, the state totters.[1] In the expanse of scholarship on W.H. Auden’s oeuvre, […]

Political Theology Political Theory

The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 3 (Carl Raschke)

This article is the last of three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The first installment can be found here, the second one here. It is […]

Political Economy Political Theory

The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

This article is the second of three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The first installment can be found here. The final one will […]

Political Economy Political Theory

The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

This article appears in three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The next two will be published on July 11 and […]

Reviews

Review – The Contemplative Self after Michel Henry (Michael Saunders)

Rivera, Joseph. The Contemplative Self After Michel Henry: A Phenomenological Theology. Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 0268040605. 408 pages. Paperback. “Here below, too, life extends its reign. Its concrete modalities are the atemporal substance of our days. Any visible appearance is paired with an invisible reality. With each mouthful of the visible, as Kafka says, an […]

Reviews

Review – Mysticism As Language Game (Adam Loch)

Tugendhat, Ernst. Egocentricity and Mysticism: An Anthropological Study.  Translated by Alexei Procyshyn and Mario Wenning.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. ISBN-10: 0231169124.  Hardcover, e-book.  200 pages. Distilled from a philosophical probing across language, action, ethics, phenomenology, and religion, Ernst Tugendhat’s Egocentricity and Mysticism offers a semantic approach to anthropology that links the use of […]