Political Theology of Life (Paperback)

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Political Theology of Life (Paperback)

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Taking up the work of Meister Eckhart, F. W. J. von Schelling, and Soren Kierkegaard, Political Theology of Life formulates the task of an unconditional affirmation of life. Such a political theology consists of constructing a kenotic eschatology, which puts into question any political attempt to justify and legitimize any world-historical hegemony on a theological foundation. The work thereby argues that in today's neoliberal-secular world of narcissistic mass-consumption in the age of extreme capitalism, such an affirmation of life--released from the grasp of sovereign power--is the highest ethico-religious task of our time. The work shows that each of these thinkers--Meister Eckhart at the epochal closure of the medieval world, and Schelling and Kierkegaard from the heart of the epochal condition of modernity--has exposed open a dimension of infinitude and manifestation that can be truly inspiring for us; that is to say, in the abandonment of all worldly attributes lies a receptivity to the highest gift of beatitude, an opening to the infinitude that sanctifies our worldly existence, which is a radical gift arriving from an origin without origin and without foundation, a gift that does not have to be anchored in the nomothetic operation of worldly hegemonies. Illumination Book Award winner in poetry https: //illuminationawards.com/20/2023-medalists.
Saitya Brata Das is associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the author of the Political Theology of Kierkegaard (2020).
Product Details ISBN: 9781666761535
ISBN-10: 1666761532
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English