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Re-Enchanting Political Theology

Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Religions 2019, 10(10), 550; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10100550
Received: 26 July 2019 / Revised: 4 September 2019 / Accepted: 18 September 2019 / Published: 26 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Political Theology and Pluralism)
For this Special Issue which confronts the ways in which the question of pluralism represents both haunting and promise within modern political theology, I explore the presence of pluralism in the context of the environmental crisis and religious responses to issues such as climate change. Following Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm, I suggest that models of disenchantment are misleading—to quote Latour, “we have never been modern.” In engagement with a range of neo-vitalist scholars of enchantment including Rosi Braidotti, Karen Barad, Isabelle Stengers, Jane Bennett and William Connolly, I explore the possibility of a kind of critical-theory cosmopolitics around the concept of “enchantment” as a possible site for multi-religious political theology collaborations and argue that this is a promising post-secular frame for the establishment of cosmopolitical collaborations across quite profound kinds of difference. View Full-Text
Keywords: enchantment; pluralism; political theology; political ecology; weber enchantment; pluralism; political theology; political ecology; weber
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