30 September 2011

Book: Agamben and Theology

Book: Agamben and Theology

Drawing on the literature on political theology, although the author seems inclined to avoid the term: Colby Dickinson (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), "Agamben and Theology" (T & T Clark International, April 2011)

Excerpt: "[P]olitics would seem to be an almost religious ritual of sorts, a continuous reenacting of the exclusive inclusion performed upon the self in order to constitute some sense of sovereign being in relation to the others (both persons and animals) surrounding this newly formed 'humanity' ... This is the profound implication of Agamben's 'political theology'".

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