Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics

Politics of Religion/Religions of Politics

  • Author: Alistair Welchman
  • Type: EPUB format
  • Pages: 191 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9789402408102
  • Edition Language: English


  • The papers in this collection, deriving from a workshop held on and with Simon Critchley at the University of Texas at San Antonio in February 2010, take up the ways in which religions encounter with politics transforms not only politics but also religion itself, molding it into various religions of politics, including not just heretical religious metaphysics, but also what Critchley describes as non-metaphysical religion, the faith of the faithless.

    The collection concludes with an interview with Simon Critchley taking up the themes of the workshop in the light of more recent political events: the Arab Spring and the rise and fall of the Occupy movement.