Talk by Professor Saul Newman, Dept. of Politics and IR, Goldsmiths
The contemporary crisis of legitimacy experienced by the global liberal order is traced back to the recurrent problem of political theology that our secular modernity has not yet been able to solve. The intertwining of politics with religion, of the state with the church, of political theory with political theology is explored through an engagement between Carl Schmitt and a number of key interlocutors: Mikhail Bakunin, Leo Strauss, Erik Peterson and Jacob Taubes. I will argue that the problem of political theology is really the problem of power and its justification in modernity.
This talk is also to launch a new book by Professor Saul Newman called 'Political Theology: a Critical Introduction' (Polity Press 2018).
Professor James Martin will be the discussant.
It will be hosted by the Research Unit for Contemporary Political Theory.
Dates & times
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|12 Nov 2018||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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