At least since the attacks of 9/11, religion has been met with suspicion. In this study, Ulrich Schmiedel investigates how political theologians in the UK and the US responded to the terror attacks. The friend-foe distinction, formulated by the German legal and political scholar Carl Schmitt, emerges as a core category in the controversy about liberal and post-liberal theories of religion, stirred up among defenders and despisers of the Global War on Terror. Building on Dorothee Sölle's political theology, Schmiedel draws them into a conversation with Muslim scholars of religion. Ultimately, he develops the contours of a coalitional and comparative political theology for pluralist societies today.
|Translated title of the contribution||Terror and Theology: Debating Theories of Religion in the 9/11 Decade|
|Place of Publication||Tübingen|
|Number of pages||448|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Sep 2021|
|Name||Dogmatik in der Moderne|
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Habilitation Prize in the Humanities
Schmiedel, Ulrich (Recipient), 13 Jul 2021
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