August 26, 2015 / Perspective
The best – or perhaps only – way for theology to be itself is to fail.
Silas is a doctoral candidate in theology at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. His dissertation focuses on the relation of theology to ideology in political theology, critical theory, and continental philosophy of religion. He is also currently at work on a co-authored monograph on alienation and materialist theology, an introduction to Slavoj Žižek’s political theology, (both with Cascade Books), and is co-editing a volume on Kierkegaard and Political Theology (Pickwick Publications).
Karl Marx’s critique of religion is often misunderstood, and so the relevance of its insights for the Christian church go unrecognized. Taking Marx to church will present us with challenges and opportunities to struggle in solidarity with and for others in a world that is impoverished and decimated by global capitalism.