Order, Crisis and Redemption: Political Theology After Schmitt


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Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine, the rise of right-wing populism, the growing economic inequality and political instability, and the climate emergency, are indicative of the decomposition of the global liberal democratic order. Order, Crisis, and Redemption is a critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, an attempt to think, with and beyond Schmitt, about the parameters of this crisis. Through a sustained critical engagement, ranging over Schmittian texts, including the lesser known, from the 1920s to the 1970s, the book elaborates three main themes that preoccupied Schmitt: order, crisis, and redemption. In times of crisis, as with the one we are currently experiencing, we are faced with the dilemma of either shoring up the current political and legal order--through ever more authoritarian measures--or radically transforming it. Redemption, in the full theological sense of the word, thus implies the possibility of a new understanding of ethics and politics, aimed at creating a more just world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages241
ISBN (Print)9781438493442
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023


  • Continental Philosophy
  • Law
  • Religion And Politics
  • Political Theory


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