- Title Pages
- The Cultural Lives of Law
- After Secular Law
- Chapter One Moses' Veil
- Chapter Two Secular Law and the Realm of False Religion
- Chapter Three Assenting to the Law
- Chapter Four National Security and Secularization in the English Revolution of 1688
- Chapter Five “intolerance of Intolerance” in the Unitarian Controversy
- Chapter Six The University and the Advent of the Academic Secular
- Chapter Seven Stasiology
- Chapter Eight Against Sovereign Impunity
- Chapter Nine Sovereign Power and Secular Indeterminacy
- Chapter Ten The Ruse of Law
- Chapter Eleven The Religio-Secular Continuum
- Chapter Twelve “The Spirits Were Always Watching”
- Chapter Thirteen Secular Speech and Popular Passions
- Chapter Fourteen Courting Culture
- Chapter Fifteen The Peculiar Stake U.S. Protestants Have in the Question of State Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
- Chapter Sixteen Sacred Property
- Chapter Seventeen When Is Religion, Religion, and a Knife, a Knife—and Who Decides?
Political Theology and the Figure of the Sacrificial Enemy
- (p.140) Chapter Seven Stasiology
- After Secular Law
- Stanford University Press
This chapter analyzes three permutations in Carl Schmitt's usage of the term “political theology.” First, it represents a “static structural homology” in which the political and theological are seen to share a common institutional form, vocabulary, and origin. Second, it is a “dynamic affiliation, mixture, or convergence” in which the two interpenetrate. Third, it is a relation where the two are combined. To illustrate the different ways of conceptualizing the linkages between the two, this chapter looks at the concept of sacrifice.
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