IS POLITICAL THEOLOGY INEXTINGUISHABLE?

2/2016, September ISBN: 9788899871505pp. 40 - 65 DOI: 10.19280/P2016-2-003

Abstract

For most of human history the role of social bond has been ensured by Religion, in so far as Political Power itself was guarantor of legal order legitimizing itself through its relationship with the Sacred and drawing from it its own auctoritas. Nevertheless, even following that process of modern institutional rationalization that we use to identify with the term secularization, Religion and Politics seem frequently keep occupying the same symbolical and conceptual regions. Despite the substitution operated by political and juridical mediation, which claims to derive its legitimacy from the inside of the legislative complex itself, problems such as obedience and command, government and integration to a community, continue to show us how all the semantic fields that convey the surplus value of political belonging don’t cease to be concerned, when not inhabited, by religious experience. The paper partly retraces the theoretical effort made by Hegel, Nietzsche, Gramsci and Benjamin, who in different perspectives attempted to take in consideration political-theological performativity operating in modernity, in order to understand whether the inherence of Political Theology to our contemporaneity has to be attributed simply to the impasse of western-liberal Democracy or if, precisely in the face of this crisis, it doesn’t point us a sort of inextinguishability of political and theological, assigning us the task to obtain by this latter a new Katéchon able to stem the wild and allencompassing powers of economy.

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Preterossi, Geminello. "IS POLITICAL THEOLOGY INEXTINGUISHABLE?". Pólemos IX. 2. (2016): 40-65 https://www.rivistapolemos.it/la-teologia-politica-inestinguibile/?lang=en
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Preterossi, G. (2016). "IS POLITICAL THEOLOGY INEXTINGUISHABLE?". Pólemos IX. (2). 40-65 https://www.rivistapolemos.it/la-teologia-politica-inestinguibile/?lang=en
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Preterossi, Geminello. 2016. "IS POLITICAL THEOLOGY INEXTINGUISHABLE?". Pólemos IX (2). Stamen: 40-65. https://www.rivistapolemos.it/la-teologia-politica-inestinguibile/?lang=en
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