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New Approaches to Religion and Power

The Subject, Capitalism, and Religion

Horizons of Hope in Complex Societies

Authors: Sung, J.

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In order to fight for a more just society, it is necessary to elaborate upon the theoretical reflections that critically analyze the faith and myths that support and legitimize the trajectory of contemporary capitalism and its utopia, as well as the faith and the complex relation that exists in between the notions of the subject and societies.

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JUNG MO SUNG Professor of Religion in the graduate Religious Studies program at the prestigious Methodist University of São Paulo, Brazil.

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"Finally, the long-awaited collection of Professor Jung Mo Sung's writings! Now we have The Subject, Capitalism, and Religion, a finely-crafted book, as full of heart as it is of reason. Here is heart beating with spiritual discernment, theological reflection, and philosophical acumen - all in right measure. Here is reason emerging from the concrete cries of excluded and oppressed subjects of Latin America and worldwide, culminating in Jung Mo Sung's brilliant theory of 'the subject' that challenges all with a new solidarity of hope." -Mark Lewis Taylor, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary

"What a supple and invigorating meditation on our troubled humanness. Jung Mo Sung summons a multi-dimensional theory of the subject, a socially, economically, and spiritually wrought agent capable of enlivening the sensitivities numbed by capitalism and failed by utopian simplifications. He offers with disarming hopefulness and critical nuance an ethic of human solidarity enmeshed in complex, self-organizing systems." - Catherine Keller, Professor of Constructive Theology, Drew University; author of God and Power: Counterapocalyptic Meditations

"Jung Mo Sung offers us here what is arguably the most significant single-authored volume in English demonstrating the continued relevance of Latin American liberation theology in the last decade. The text is thoroughly interdisciplinary, offering a form of critical reflection that engages multiple fields and that is readily understandable to students and scholars in multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, in addition to Christian theologians. This is an important contribution to contemporary social theory, philosophical anthropology, ethics, critical economy, and theology." -Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sung, Jung Mo

    Pages 1-9

  • Theology and the Life of the Poor

    Sung, Jung Mo

    Pages 11-28

  • The Subject and the Defense of the Life of the Victims

    Sung, Jung Mo

    Pages 29-50

  • The Subject as Transcendentality within Real Life

    Sung, Jung Mo

    Pages 51-70

  • A New Form of Legitimation of the Economy

    Sung, Jung Mo

    Pages 71-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Subject, Capitalism, and Religion
Book Subtitle
Horizons of Hope in Complex Societies
Authors
Series Title
New Approaches to Religion and Power
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00172-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137001726
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11975-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29836-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 171
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