Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Misbegotten Child? Christianity, Postmodernism, and the Secular State

Modern Continental philosophy is very much the misbegotten child of theology, indeed a kind of secularized theology; even at present its governing themes everywhere declare its filiation….There are theologians who believe theology has something to learn from and contribute to … Continue reading

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How the Church Lost Power (thoughts on some reviews)

A couple of recent books–one reviewed on The Other Journal and one reviewed on Per Caritatem–seem to develop what is now becoming a commonplace argument in theological circles.  In the effort to revitalize a kind of Christian politics that is … Continue reading

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Beneath theo-politics, the racial other: Cameron and “the Arab” in Britain

I have wanted to respond to Prime Minister David Cameron’s last speech on the failures of “multiculturalism” and the plague of Islamic extremism inside of Britain.  Unfortunately, work kept me busy so here are a few thoughts, hopefully not too … Continue reading

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