Studies in Religion and Morality: Sin, Historical Injustice, and Political Theology

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REL 508
Spring 2021
Eric S. Gregory
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Recent developments in political theory, theology, and cultural criticism have led to revived interest in political theology, both as a matter of intellectual history and as a problematizing of secular politics. This graduate seminar examines these developments, assessing them in relation to classical thought and modern liberalism. This semester, we focus on questions of sin, historical injustice, complicity, reconciliation, and reparations. Traditional metaphysical and theological disputes are not excluded, but our attention focuses on social and political evil and varied responses to it.