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TitleCritical Theory and Political Theology [electronic resource] : The Aftermath of the Enlightenment / by Paul S. Chung
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XV, 341 p. online resource


This book deals with the aftermath of the enlightenment and its legacy in the political, social, and racial context. It discusses the incomplete project of modernity in terms of social contract theory, racial justice issues, and political theology in the postcolonial context. Hermeneutical realism and cultural linguistic inquiry become substantial features in elaborating postcolonial political theology and its ethical stance against the colonization of lifeworld and its pathologies. A study of critical theory and political theology is of a reconstructive character in seeking to relocate critical theory and political ethics in the context of alternative modernities at the level of postcolonial theory


1. Introduction -- 2. Race, Social Contract Theory, and Social Darwinism -- 3. Political Theology, Negative Dialectics, and Messianic History -- 4. Enlightenment, Genealogy, and Political Discourse Ethics -- 5. Nietzsche, Critical Theory, and Cultural Linguistic Theology -- 6. Orientalism, the Problematic of Marx, Subaltern Studies -- 7. Mimicry, Hegel Interpretation, and Mimetic Theory of Language -- 8. Ethnic Nationalism, Social Darwinism, and Alternative Modernities -- 9. Ernst Troeltsch: Political Ethics and Comparative Religions -- 10. Epilogue

Critical theory Europe-History-1492- Political theory Critical Theory. History of Early Modern Europe. Political Theory.


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