Saturday, July 24, 2010

While We're At It

Here is a link to a series of essays about political theology and modernity from 2007 at Cato Unbound. Much of what we have been discussing here the last few months was discussed there.  It is interesting stuff to say the least.  This outstanding post by Jon Rowe at "The One Way" hits on this theme as well. I think it was was also from 2007. 

Strauss in mentioned in Jon's post and the so called Neo-Conservative roots of our War on Terrorism policy is at the heart of the Cato essays. So for Phil's sake, I am going to make this more of an open thread and allow for some contemporary political insights hoping it remains within the frame that Jon's post emphasizes about how we can learn from our own intellectual history on religion and tolerance as we seek to influence Islamic parts of the world.

4 comments:

Pinky said...

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I was truly impressed by Lilla's, Coping with Political Theology, as well as with Rowe's Response.
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I have gained renewed respect for Jonathon Rowe's thinking.
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Thanks for the link.
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King of Ireland said...

Do not always agree with Jon but he knows this stuff as good as anyone for sure.

Tom Van Dyke said...

I agree: very impressive stuff from several years ago. Unfortunately, upon deeper examination, the core thesis has hit the rocks, as it rests on the Bible alone, and then on only narrow interpretations of it.

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Pinky said...

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I don't think I am as concerned with the latest flavor as I am with how the various ingredients are organized and put together.
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I don't know all the details as they have come to be; so, it is interesting to me to learn from the beginning and, as much as is possible--for me.
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