Political Theology II
The Myth of the Closure of Any Political Theology
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Political Theology II by Carl Schmitt
Book DescriptionPolitical Theology II is Carl Schmitt's last book. Part polemic, part self-vindication for his involvement in the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), this is Schmitt's most theological reflection on Christianity and its concept of sovereignty following the Second Vatican Council. At a time of increasing visibility of religion in public debates and a realization that Schmitt is the major and most controversial political theorist of the twentieth century, this last book sets a new agenda for political theology today. The crisis at the beginning of the twenty-first century led to an increased interest in the study of crises in an age of extremes - an age upon which Carl Schmitt left his indelible watermark. 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 theologically and politically.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745642543
(211mm x 142mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carl Schmitt
Dialogues on Power and Space, Hardback (September 2015)
Written in the early stages of the Cold War by one of the most controversial political and legal thinkers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt's two short dialogues on power and space bring together several dimensions of his work in new ways.
Dictatorship, Paperback (November 2013)
* Carl Schmitt is widely recognized as one of the most important political theorists of the 20th century. This is the only remaining work by Carl Schmitt which has not yet been translated into English.
Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Carl Schmitt
One of the most significant political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt is a deeply controversial figure who has been labeled both a Nazi sympathizer and a modern-day Thomas Hobbes. This work uses the Enlightenment philosopher's enduring symbol of the protective Leviathan to address the nature of modern statehood.
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Author Biography - Carl Schmitt
Translated by Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward
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