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Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Carl Raschke


For theorists in search of a political theology that is more responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value. The political theology of the future, Carl Raschke argues, must draw on a powerful, hidden impetus—the “force of God”—to frame a new value economy. It must also embrace a radical, “faith-based” revolutionary style of theory that reconceives the power of the “theological” in political thought and action. Raschke ties democracy’s retreat to the West’s failure to confront its decadence and mobilize its va ... More

Keywords: Political Theology, Liberal democracy, Critical theory, Political economy

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173841
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Raschke, author
University of Denver

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Part 1 Historical and Theoretical Considerations

Part 2 The Genealogy of Crisis

Part 3 Toward a Political Theology in the Twilight of the Political

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