Political theology is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of scholarship investigating deep connections between religion and politics. Scholars of Christian theology, religious studies, and critical theory have brought great energy to the field, investigating not only connections between ideas about God and ideas about the sovereign but also connections between religious and political notions of law, justice, love, hope, and tradition, in theory and practice. But the norms and authorities of political theology remain primarily European and North American, even as the field speaks to questions of global interest and import. This series seeks to expand the scholarly conversation about political theology by introducing national and regional contexts, religious traditions, scholarly methods, questions, and authorities that will transform the field, provincializing its origins and expanding its future possibilities.
The book series welcomes proposals that allow readers to think about the field of political theology in new ways. This might be by bringing in voices that have not received sufficient attention in the field, by attending to contexts outside Western Europe and North America, by exploring traditions beyond Christianity, by privileging the perspective of grassroots social movements, by introducing new methods, or by experimenting with style or authorship.
On the 'Meaning' of Politics
By Mauldin Joshua
June 03, 2024
This book provides an itinerary for studying political theology in Chinese society, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It explores the changing role of religion in Chinese history, from the rise of Buddhism alongside Confucianism and Daoism, to the arrival of Christianity and Islam, ...
By Janna L. Hunter-Bowman
January 29, 2024
This book, rooted in the disciplines of theology and peace studies, reflects with and on war-affected communities in Colombia about transitioning from violence to peace. It argues that much that is significant for peace- building in situations of war escapes the notice of governments, human rights ...
By Silvana Rabinovich
December 29, 2023
At the crossroads of ethics, poetics and politics, this innovative book outlines a series of notes to decolonize political theology. The author proposes counter-hegemonic forms of reading, which deconstruct domination by embracing fragility. The book opens with a diapason of prejudicelessness as a ...
By Christos Yannaras
August 03, 2023
This book offers a concise, yet provocative, summation of Christos Yannaras’ long reflection on the meaning of politics. It provides vital clarification on Yannaras’ conception and understanding of politics and his interpretation of its historical development in the Western and Eastern theological/...