Review – Economy And Ontology From Agamben To Nancy (Taylor Weaver)

Bird, Greg. Containing Community: From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy. Albany NY: SUNY Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4384-6185-4. Hardcover. Distinct connections between political economy and ontology may seem to some as unnecessarily abstract. What, after all, does a sufficient understanding of ontology provide for possible conceptualizations of political economy, let alone a […]

Political Theology

Benjamin’s Concept of History As A Source of Arendt’s Idea of Judgment – Part 1 (Ronald Beiner)

“Benjamin’s Concept of History As A Source of Arendt’s Idea of Judgment” by Ronald Beiner is published in two parts during successive weeks.  The following is the first portion. “ich kehrte gern zurück.”– Gershom Scholem That there is an intimate bond between the last thoughts of Walter Benjamin and the last thoughts of his friend […]


NOTATIONS – Agamben’s Homo Sacer, Refugees, and the Crisis of European Values

Notations is a feature of the JCRT’s Religious Theory weblog.  From time to time we solicit pieces from contributors who are on the scene and able to theorize from the actual site of major world events.  This week we publish a series of contributions from observers and scholars who have witnessed first-hand the European refugee crisis. […]