Manuscript submitted for review: What is Theology?

This afternoon I submitted the manuscript for my essay collection, What is Theology? The Constructive Task Between Philosophy and Genealogy, to Fordham University Press. While I still need to go through peer review, this is obviously a major step forward.

A small preview in the form of the current table of contents:

Intro: What is Theology?

Part 1: Theology Beyond the Limits of Mere Religion

  • Bonhoeffer on Continuity and Crisis: From Objective Spirit to Religionless Christianity
  • Resurrection Without Religion
  • Toward a Materialist Theology: Slavoj Žižek on Thinking God Beyond the Master Signifier

Part 2: Theology Under Philosophical Critique

  • The Failed Divine Performative: Reading Judith Butler’s Critique of Theology with Anselm’s On the Fall of the Devil
  • From Translation to Hospitality: Lamin Sanneh, Jacques Derrida, and the Future of Christianity
  • Agamben the Theologian

Part 3: Theology and the Genealogy of the Modern World

  • The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Legitimacy
  • Modernity’s Original Sin: Toward a Theological Genealogy of Race
  • The Trinitarian Century: God, Governance, and Race
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