The Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion has just released this Call for Papers for their next major conference to be hosted next year at Liverpool Hope University. The deadline for abstracts is February 28, 2015.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Political Theology: The Liberation of the Postsecular?
July 10-12 2015, Liverpool Hope University, UK.
A conference organised by
The Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion
- Saba Mahmood (Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject )
- Catherine Keller (The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming)
- Katharine Sarah Moody (Post-Secular Theology and the Church: A New Kind of Christian is A New Kind of Atheist )
- Richard Seymour (Against Austerity)
Political theology names a key site where contemporary philosophical engagement with religion takes place. Through notions such as sovereignty, messianism, apocalypse, hope and fidelity, a thinking of political grounds and transformations is never far from the theological. The nature of that relationship is, however, sharply contested.
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