The Resource Church, gospel, and empire : how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West, Roger Haydon Mitchell., (ebook)

Church, gospel, and empire : how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West, Roger Haydon Mitchell., (ebook)

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Church, gospel, and empire : how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West
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Church, gospel, and empire
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how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West
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Roger Haydon Mitchell.
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eng
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This book addresses the apparent dislocation of the church and theology from the socio-cultural mainstream and attempts to recover its counterpolitical voice. It argues that early in ecclesiastical history, the tradition's founding and constituent principles were betrayed by a complicity with the prevailing politics of sovereignty that has continued to this day. Following the contours of contemporary theologians who explain the dislocation in terms of a fall in early modernity, an initial subsumption of transcendence by sovereignty is proposed. The genealogy of this fall is then explored in four historical studies focusing on the theopolitical transformations of law, violence, and appeasement from their beginnings in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea to their culmination in the commodification of life itself. The trajectory is traced through seminal soteriological developments such as the crusade theology of Pope Innocent III, the inversion of the corpus verum and the corpus mysticum, and the conjunction of sovereignty and capital in the mysterious currency of the Bank of England. The narrative culminates in the seemingly paradoxical concurrence of the politics of biopower and the so-called century of the Holy Spirit. Drawing on a radical substratum intimated in the case studies, the final section develops an innovative christological configuration of kenosis or what is termed 'kenarchy.' This provides a re-imagining of the divine distinct from its implication with imperial sovereignty, which could allow theology to make a more effective contemporary political intervention
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Midwest
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Mitchell, Roger Haydon
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non fiction
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  • Church
  • Christianity.
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and the world
  • Electronic books
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Church, gospel, and empire : how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West, Roger Haydon Mitchell., (ebook)
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9781630879150
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MWT12319084
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Label
Church, gospel, and empire : how the politics of sovereignty impregnated the West, Roger Haydon Mitchell., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781630879150
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12319084
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12319084
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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