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The System's Working Effectively

“What’s the life expectancy for black guys? The system’s working effectively, that’s why!”-Kanye West, Murder to Excellence

I have no kind words or pleasantries to make this more palatable.

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He Who Decides: An Introduction to Carl Schmitt's Sovereign

Sovereign is he who decides on the exception.

Much has been written in recent decades concerning Carl Schmitt’s succinct definition of sovereignty in his 1922 work…

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Empire, Order, and the "Truth of History"

If this isn’t amazing, I don’t know what is:

“All of the early empires, Near Eastern as well as Far Eastern, understood themselves as representatives of a transcendent order, of the order of the cosmos; and some of them even understood this order as a ‘truth.’  Whether one turns to the earliest Chinese sources in the 

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Political Theology

The Essential Paul Ramsey (Ramsey // Werpehowski & Crocco, eds.)

Paul Ramsey, The Essential Paul Ramsey

Edited by William Werpehowski and Stephen D. Crocco

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.

When I was 18 I decided to never lock my car for religious reasons. 2,580 more words


Cameron's Christianity

This week David Cameron ventured into the realm of political theology, boldly speaking up for ‘the values on which our nation was built’ – that is, ‘the values of Easter and the Christian religion – compassion, forgiveness, kindness, hard work and responsibility’. 359 more words

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Indiana's RFRA Law

When the Hobby Lobby decision was made I wrote a rather lengthy post outlining some of the history of religious freedom in the United States. You can… 625 more words

Political Theology

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (York and Barringer)

Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer, eds.

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Nonviolence

Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012… 1,618 more words