Critical Conversations – 2020 And The Catastrophe Of The Global Neoliberal Order (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the fourth of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with a brief sentence or two […]


Critical Conversations -“Subjectivities Since The Sixties” (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the second of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at Please state your professional or academic status, affiliation, and a brief sentence or two concerning why you […]

Political Theology

“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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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 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 […]


Review – L.L. Welborn’s Synthesis of New Testament Scholarship and Critical Theory’s Recent Interest in the Apostle Paul (Benjamin Steele-Fisher)

Welborn, Larry L. Paul’s Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture). New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780231171311. Hardcover, paperback, e-book. 154 pages. With the unprecedented amount of political upheaval throughout the west since the turn of the century, especially after the supposed […]

Political Theology

Force in Religious Thought – Carl Raschke and Victoria Kahn in Dialogue, Part 2 (Roger Green)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first part was published on May 31, 2016. Heidegger, Kant, and the Political It is especially significant that Heidegger’s attention to the early modern during Weimar Germany’s liberal democratic crisis lands his larger project in the ancient world. He famously developed his emphasis on ontology […]