God and International Relations Hardback

Christian Theology and World Politics

by Mika Luoma-Aho;

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God and International Relations

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A critique of secular international relations from the perspective of Carl Schmitt's political theology, this book examines the relations between IR and Christian theology. Religion is prevalent in world politics today, and international relation theory is at pains to understand and explain this phenomenon. This unique study aims to introduce political theology as an appropriate tool to the study of international relations. In accordance with the political theology of Carl Schmitt, which states that modern political concepts are secularized theological concepts, the work questions the "secular" foundations of contemporary international relations theory. Thus it reveals the Christian foundations of the discipline of international relations and delivers a critique of some of its most fundamental theoretical elements, such as its secular view of religion as part of the "irrational", its deification of the political form of the nation state, and its negation of theism in its understanding of responsibility in world politics. The result is a primer on how international relations and its studies have grown out of the political imagination of Christian theology.It will appeal to anyone interested in critical approaches to the field as well as in politics and religion, political theory, and political theology.

God and International Relations by Mika Luoma-Aho was published by Continuum in May 2012. The ISBN for God and International Relations is 9781441138668.

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Details for God and International Relations

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (May 2012)
Number of Pages192
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4029980
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