Critical Theory and Political Theology

The Aftermath of the Enlightenment

  • Paul S.┬áChung

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This book deals with the aftermath of the enlightenment and its legacy in the political, social, and racial context. It discusses the incomplete project of modernity in terms of social contract theory, racial justice issues, and political theology in the postcolonial context. Hermeneutical realism and cultural linguistic inquiry become substantial features in elaborating postcolonial political theology and its ethical stance against the colonization of lifeworld and its pathologies. A study of critical theory and political theology is of a reconstructive character in seeking to relocate critical theory and political ethics in the context of alternative modernities at the level of postcolonial theory.


Social Contract locke Nietzsche Mimesis Marx max weber

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  • Paul S.┬áChung
    • 1
  1. 1.Lutheran School of Theology at ChicagoChicago, ILUSA

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  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17171-1
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