Political Theologies and Development in Asia

Political Theologies and Development in Asia Transcendence, Sacrifice, and Aspiration

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This innovative and timely reassessment of political theology opens new lines of critical investigation into the intersections of religion and politics in contemporary Asia. Moving beyond a focus on the (post-) Christian West, this volume locates 'development' - conceptualised as a set of modern, transnational networks of ideas and practices of improvement that connect geographically disparate locations�� - as a vital focal point for critical investigations into Asian political theologies. Investigating the sacred dimensions of power through concepts of transcendence, sacrifice, victimhood, aspiration, and salvation, this collection demonstrates how European and Asian modernities are bound together through genealogical, institutional, and theo-political entanglements, as well as a long history of global interactions. With contributions by leading anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists, this volume brings new theoretical approaches into conversation with detailed empirical case studies grounded in modern Asia. In doing so, it offers a fresh and critical analysis of the ways in which political theology is imagined, materialised, and contested both within and beyond nation-states.

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ISBN: 9781526149404
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 267.7095
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 394g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 22mm