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Postsecular History

Political Theology and the Politics of Time

Authors: Kennel, Maxwell

  • Contributes new insights to the field of political theology
  • Provides a unique reading of Nietzsche and Augustine
  • Challenges the tradition of Western Christendom from within
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This book explores how contemporary approaches to the meaning of time and history follow patterns that are simultaneously political and theological. Even after postsecular critiques of Christianity, religion, and secularity, many influential ways of dividing time and history continue to be formed by providential narratives that mediate between experience and expectation in movements from promise to fulfilment. In response to persistent theological influences within ostensibly secular ways of understanding time and history, Postsecular History revisits and revises the concept of periodization by tracing powerful efforts to divide time into past, present, and future, and by critiquing historical partitions between the Reformation and Enlightenment. Developing a postsecular critique of theopolitical periodization in six chapters, Postsecular History questions how relations of possession, novelty, freedom, and instrumentality implied in the prefix ‘post’ are reproduced in postsecular discourses and the field of political theology.

About the authors

Maxwell Kennel is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postsecular History
Book Subtitle
Political Theology and the Politics of Time
Authors
Series Title
Radical Theologies and Philosophies
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-85758-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-85758-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-85757-8
Series ISSN
2634-663X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 225
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