HDS 2632

Political Theology

Francis Schüssler Fiorenza


This seminar examines will explore major figures and issues within political theology. The focus will be on the relation between religion and society, especially public and political life. The seminar will consider the relation between the development of diverse modern political theologies and their contrasting interpretations of modernity. It will also focus on relation between political theology and the notions political justice, law, and human rights. Special emphasis to the work of Schmitt, Agamben, Metz, Moltmann, Charles and Mark Taylor, Wolterstorff, Nancy Fraser, Iris Young, Amartya Senn, Martha Nussbaum, and Jürgen Habermas.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1537

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tues 12pm-2pm
Divinity Hall Room 320

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
Language Course Designation(s) None