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DSPO 25A03 - Political Theology

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

It would be complicated today to find a more widely shared idea, than the one which puts at the center of modern times the triumph of secularisation. Nevertheless, this apparent evidence cannot reduce the problematic nature of these polysemous notions. The disappearance of trenscendence and the rationalisation of the world which dominated the XXth century seemed to confirm an unprecedented disjonction between politics and religion. However, the step back in the 1980's of the materialistic and revolutionary ideologies made the scene more complex, opposing the new vulgate of the « return of religion » to the previous vulgate of the « end of religion ». The aim of this course is to discover, from Hegel to Blumenberg, and through contemporary examples, this branch of political philosophy, which tries to identify how theological and political concepts are linked.


COLOSIMO, Anastasia G. (Assistante auprès du président)

Course validation

1/2 – class presentation and involvement during the debates / 1/2 – oral exam at the end of the semester

Required reading

  • LOWITH Karl, Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History
  • BLUMENBERG Hans, The Legitimacy of the Modern Age