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Economic Theology And The Indebtedness Of Everyday Life (Philip Goodchild And Devin Singh)

The following is the transcript of “Critical Conversations” No. 9, an ongoing series of Zoom seminars conducted by Whitestone Publications with distinguished international academics. This seminar on economics, theology, debt, and the religious origins of the modern economy was held on May 18, 2021. While the ancient world offered various forms of large-scales debt forgiveness, […]

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“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 2 (James E. Willis, III)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Martin Hägglund: Democratic Socialism A philosophy of finite human time is one way to read Martin Hägglund’s recent This Life because time is of critical importance in his corpus to date[1]. His interpretation of Marx centers on “labor time” to […]

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“Naming The Darkness,” Spiritual Violence, And Radical Incompleteness – Resituating A Political Theology, Part 1 (James E. Willis, III)

The Death of God theological movement of the mid-twentieth century serves as a productive starting place to consider spiritual violence in our time, or the forceful displacement of human relations in religious belief both as individuals and as a community. Spiritual violence is examined through a political reading of Simon Critchley’s mystical anarchy and Martin […]

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Announcing “The New Polis” – An E-Publication On Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, And Political Thought

The directors of The Whitestone Foundation, the Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has published The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory since 1999 and its e-supplement Religious Theory since 2016, announces a new companion publication entitled The New Polis. Following the style, format, and general editorial policy and protocols of the JCRT, The New Polis focuses […]

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From Christology to Political Theology (Cyril Hovorun)

In the Christian Antiquity and later on during the Middle Ages, there was neither separation nor much distinction between the theological and the political matters. It was common that theological doctrines induced political philosophy and practice, and vice versa. Theological interpretations of the Incarnation as they developed during the Late Antiquity, had political extrapolations and […]

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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 […]

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Religious Autonomy As Secularism’s Silent Partner (Darshan Datar)

Scholarship has noted that the genealogical trajectory of a state has consistently had an impact on the evolution of state-church relationships. Philosophers have conceded that historically, as a sociological fact, religion was not purged from the public as much as it gradually lost its relevance to public life. Charles Taylor prolifically referred to this phenomenon […]

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Lacan, Levinas, And The Politics Of The Subject (Joshua Lawrence)

Psychoanalysis has undeniably played a significant role in the development of theories critical of the social landscape. In addition to fostering a new model for self-reflection, it has functioned as a vehicle for the proliferation of subjectivities distinct from the consecrated forms of cultural life. Consequently, I will suggest here that it has an important […]

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Time Emptied And Time Renewed – The Dominion Of Capital And A Theo-Politics Of Contretemps, Part 3 (Daniel Rhodes)

  The following is the third installment of a three-part series.  The link to the first portion can be found here.  The link to the second is here. Time Renewed: A Theo-Politics of Contretemps If the conquest of capital, as a Marxish read suggests, congeals in the subsuming of space, social relations, nature, and even the […]

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Time Emptied And Time Renewed – The Dominion Of Capital And A Theo-Politics Of Contretemps, Part 1 (Daniel Rhodes)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series. In his long-awaited interjection into the debates on the future of Marxism after the collapse of Soviet state communism, Jacques Derrida introduces the notion of contretemps.[1] It is a concept that appears amid his call for a New International to bear the legacy of critique […]