Cities On The Plains: Divinity and Diversity by C. MillerCities On The Plains: Divinity and Diversity by C. Miller

Cities On The Plains: Divinity and Diversity

byC. Miller

Hardcover | September 18, 2009

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Theological concepts continue to maintain political concepts well after those theological concepts are no longer supported by belief.  Cities on the Plains examines some of these concepts in the light of five different times and places.  It is both a response to theological concerns in contemporary political theory and broadly accessible examination of familiar political issues touched by the divine—such as gay marriage, 911, or the French tradition of laicité.   Concerns of difference and the divine are pursued through broadly familiar texts (the Bible, and Gore Vidal), significant texts of political theory (Plato and Augustine), and less common texts (Averroes).  Gods, or the intellectual territory they used to occupy, are treated as important features of the political; contesting with these gods can help us visit, defend, and desire, (to paraphrase Deleuze and Guatarri) new cities and new peoples.

Char Miller is Associate Professor of Political Theory at George Mason University.  He previously published Taylored Citizenship.  His recent work focuses on theological concepts that haunt political theory and political thought.
Title:Cities On The Plains: Divinity and DiversityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:September 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613551

ISBN - 13:9780230613553

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * 1. Introduction:  Cities and Gods * 2. Sodom:  Hospitality and Conflict * 3. Athens: “A Wonderful Accusation”: Demon of Decision * 4.      Rome: Demons, Destruction and Difference * 5. Cordoba: Belief and Belonging * 6. Washington D.C.:  City and Pillar * 7. Conclusion:  City on the Hill