Theoria 55 (116):22-44 (2008)
|Abstract||This article argues a case against the theory of the sacred put forward by the French anthropologist René Girard. In particular, Girard seems to have obliterated one of the tenets of Christian theology, namely, the doctrine of Christ's ascension, in accord with his critical reading of Paul's letter to the Hebrews, which contains a rare emphasis on Christ's departure from the world. This article adopts a 'neo-Hobbesian' perspective in understanding the return of the sacred and fosters a 'political theology of the empty tomb', where the doctrine of Christ's ascension is called upon to again play a major theological role as a workable antidote to the contemporary resurgence of the sacred.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
J. Judd Owen, Locke's Case for Religious Toleration: Its Neglected Foundation in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
Douglas Sturm (1982). Praxis and Promise: On the Ethics of Political Theology:A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation. Gustavo Gutierrez, Caridad Inda, John Eagleson; Faith in History and Society: Toward a Practical Fundamental Theology. Johann Baptist Metz; Theology of the World. ; Christians and Marxists: The Mutual Challenge to Revolution. Jose Miguez Bonino; Doing Theology in a Revolutionary Situation. ; The Church in the Power of the Spirit: A Contribution to Messianic Ecclesiology. Jurgen Moltmann; The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology. ; Theology of Hope: On the Ground and the Implications of a Christian Eschatology. [REVIEW] Ethics 92 (4):733-.
John Caruana (2002). Lévinas's Critique of the Sacred. International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (4):519-534.
Christopher A. Fox (2007). Sacrificial Pasts and Messianic Futures: Religion as a Political Prospect in René Girard and Giorgio Agamben. Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (5):563-595.
David Coffey (2001). The Spirit of Christ as Entelechy. Philosophy and Theology 13 (2):363-398.
John I. Jenkins (1997). Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas. Cambridge University Press.
Gerrit Manenschijn & John Vriend (1997). Jesus Is the Christ": The Political Theology of "Leviathan. Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (1):35 - 64.
Granville C. Henry (1995). Does Process Thought Allow Personal Immortality? Religious Studies 31 (3):311 - 321.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #60,112 of 722,698 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,006 of 722,698 )
How can I increase my downloads?