Re-enchanting political theology

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Abstract

For this Special Issue which confronts the ways in which the question of pluralism represents both haunting and promise within modern political theology, I explore the presence of pluralism in the context of the environmental crisis and religious responses to issues such as climate change. Following Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm, I suggest that models of disenchantment are misleading—to quote Latour, “we have never been modern.” In engagement with a range of neo-vitalist scholars of enchantment including Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad, Isabelle Stengers, Jane Bennett and William Connolly, I explore the possibility of a kind of critical-theory cosmopolitics around the concept of “enchantment” as a possible site for multi-religious political theology collaborations and argue that this is a promising post-secular frame for the establishment of cosmopolitical collaborations across quite profound kinds of difference
Original languageEnglish
Article number550
Number of pages14
JournalReligions
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Enchantment
  • Pluralism
  • Political ecology
  • Political theology
  • Weber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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