Political theology four new chapters on the concept of sovereignty

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In this strikingly original work, Paul W. Kahn rethinks the meaning of political theology. In a text innovative in both form and substance, he describes an American political theology as a secular inq...
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In this strikingly original work, Paul W. Kahn rethinks the meaning of political theology. In a text innovative in both form and substance, he describes an American political theology as a secular inquiry into ultimate meanings sustaining our faith in the popular sovereign. Kahn works out his view through an engagement with Carl Schmitts 1922 classic, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty. He forces an engagement with Schmitts four chapters, offering a new version of each that is responsive to the American political imaginary. The result is a contemporary political theology. As in Schmitts work, sovereignty remains central, yet Kahn shows how popular sovereignty creates an ethos of sacrifice in the modern state. Turning to law, Kahn demonstrates how the line between exception and judicial decision is not as sharp as Schmitt led us to believe. He reminds readers that American political life begins with the revolutionary willingness to sacrifice and that both sacrifice and law continue to ground the American political imagination.
Uitgever Columbia University Press
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780231153409
Auteur Kahn, P.
Vakken Filosofie

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