Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Force of God Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy For theorists in search of a political theology that is responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value The politic

  • Title: Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy
  • Author: Carl A. Raschke
  • ISBN: 9780231173841
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For theorists in search of a political theology that is responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value The political theology of the future, Carl Raschke argues, must draw on a powerful, hidden impetus the force of God to frame a new value economy It must also embrace a radicalFor theorists in search of a political theology that is responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value The political theology of the future, Carl Raschke argues, must draw on a powerful, hidden impetus the force of God to frame a new value economy It must also embrace a radical, faith based revolutionary style of theory that reconceives the power of the theological in political thought and action.Raschke ties democracy s retreat to the West s failure to confront its decadence and mobilize its vast spiritual resources Worsening debt, rising unemployment, and gross income inequality have led to a crisis in political representation and values that twentieth century theorists never anticipated Drawing on the thought of Hegel and Nietzsche as well as recent work by Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jean Joseph Goux, Giorgio Agamben, and Alain Badiou, among others, Raschke recasts political theology for a new generation He proposes a bold, uncompromising critical theory that acknowledges the enduring significance of Marx without his materialism and builds a vital, spiritually grounded relationship between politics and the religious imaginary.

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