In 'Political Theology II', first published in 1970, a long journey comes to an end which began in 1923 with 'Political Theology'. This translation makes available for the first time to the English speaking world Schmitt's understanding of political theology and what it implies.
This article attempts to draw the scope and content of contemporary Political Theology, based on a review of the 2013 publication titled, Political Theology: Contemporary challenges and future directions, edited by Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Klaus Tanner and Michael Welker. The book is a collection of contributions which explore the contemporary content and potential future of the subject discipline. ‘Political Theology’ as critical theology and as a ‘theology with its face towards the world’ is committed to ‘justice, peace and the integrity of creation’ and is multifaceted. It represents a discipline with which theologians reflect on political-theological objectives across continents and paradigms. The article concludes with a brief investigation of the implications of insights offered in the book for the South African context (as part of the African continent). ; http://www.hts.org.za ; am2015
Political theology and the case of Otto Brunner / Vincent P. Pecora -- "The politicization of heaven" : Wilhelm Stapel's political theology of nationalist sovereignty / Christoph Schmidt -- Between W.E.B. Du Bois and Karl Barth : the problem of modern political theology / Kameron Carter -- There are no clean souls : the promise and perils of political theology in The souls of black folk / Jonathon S. Kahn -- The race for theology : toward a critical political theology of freedom / Corey D.B. Walker -- The enemy's two bodies (political theology too) / Gil Anidjar -- The double mark of the male Muslim : eracing Othello / Daniel Boyarin -- Between sacred and secular : Michael Walzer's exodus story / Bonnie Honig -- The state between race and religion : a conversation / Martin Land and Jonathan Boyarin -- From political theology to vernacular prophecy : rethinking redemption / George Shulman