Cent’anni dopo 'Teologia Politica': Pensiero tecnico-economico e Impresa di Sé

Mura, Andrea. 2023. Cent’anni dopo 'Teologia Politica': Pensiero tecnico-economico e Impresa di Sé. In: Arthur Bradley and Elettra Stimilli, eds. Teologia Politica Oggi? Macerata: Quodlibet. ISBN 9788822920782 [Book Section]

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If Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology (1922) serves as a sort of ‘ground zero’ of political theological questions, at least in the disciplinary framework of political and legal theory, today’s debate has managed to look beyond Schmitt’s analysis of political authority, public law and the prerogatives of sovereign power. Schmitt’s genealogical and analogical methods have thus been redeployed to trace not only the modern concept of power back to Christian theology between the second and the fifth centuries, but to expose a systemic relation between the Trinitarian idea of ‘oikonomia’ and modern forms of biopolitical governance. This chapter contributes to contemporary reflections on economic theology. Drawing on Schmitt’s early attempts to elaborate a concept of ‘neutralization’, it makes the case for a theological-based analysis of ‘neoliberalization’ after the Great Crash of 2008.

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