Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology by Catherine KellerCommon Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology by Catherine Keller

Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

byCatherine Keller, Elias Ortega-AponteEditorMelanie Johnson-debaufre

Paperback | December 1, 2015

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In the face of globalized ecological and economic crises, how do religion, the postsecular, and political theology reconfigure political theory and practice? As the planet warms and the chasm widens between the 1 percent and the global 99, what thinking may yet energize new alliances between religious and irreligious constituencies?

This book brings together political theorists, philosophers, theologians, and scholars of religion to open discursive and material spaces in which to shape a vibrant planetary commons. Attentive to the universalizing tendencies of "the common," the contributors seek to reappropriate the term in response to the corporate logic that asserts itself as a universal solvent. In the resulting conversation, the common returns as an interlinked manifold, under the ethos of its multitudes and the ecology of its multiplicity.

Beginning from what William Connolly calls the palpable "fragility of things," Common Goods assembles a transdisciplinary political theology of the Earth. With a nuance missing from both atheist and orthodox religious approaches, the contributors engage in a multivocal conversation about sovereignty, capital, ecology, and civil society. The result is an unprecedented thematic assemblage of cosmopolitics and religious diversity; of utopian space and the time of insurrection; of Christian socialism, radical democracy, and disability theory; of quantum entanglement and planetarity; of theology fleshly and political.

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Drew Theological Seminary. Catherine Keller is George T. Cobb Professor of Christian Theology at Drew Theological Seminary. Elias Ortega-Aponte is Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew Theological Seminary.
Title:Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823268446

ISBN - 13:9780823268443


Editorial Reviews

"Faced with the neoliberal enclosure and privatization of nearly everything, this collection convokes an array of theists, pantheists, nontheists, and post-theists to theorize the multiplicity of both 'the common' and 'the good.' . . . Common Goods provides us with readable, teachable, timely,plugged-in, politically compelling, and intellectually generous theological and para-theological work." --Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Wesleyan University