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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
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.
Is the postsecular a way back to retrieving traditional sources for political sovereignty, or the opening of new possibilities for religion and politics to interact? Does it represent a further victory for Eurocentric understandings of religion and politics, or a way to undermine and move beyond them? As the possibility of revolutionary political change is confronted by the ‘capitalist realist’ sense of the impossibility of imagining how things could ever be radically otherwise, can political theology provide resources for creative advance, both theoretically and practically?
The conference will invite critical and constructive interventions in this debate. Relevant thinkers and traditions of enquiry will include, for example, Agamben, Zizek, Butler, Derrida, Pui-Lan, Schmitt, Taubes, Hardt and Negri, Spivak, Macintyre, Habermas, Mahmood, Foucault, Cone, postcolonialism, new materialism, radical orthodoxy, liberation theologies, feminist theology, queer theology and pragmatism.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts of 200-300 words to Steven Shakespeare: firstname.lastname@example.org
28th February 2015