The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, And Political Theology

Hardcover | November 15, 2015

byMarius Timmann Mjaaland

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In this phenomenological reading of Luther, Marius Timmann Mjaaland shows that theological discourse is never philosophically neutral and always politically loaded. Raising questions concerning the conditions of modern philosophy, religion, and political ideas, Marius Timmann Mjaaland follows a dark thread of thought back to its origin in Martin Luther. Thorough analyses of the genealogy of secularization, the political role of the apocalypse, the topology of the self, and the destruction of metaphysics demonstrate the continuous relevance of this highly subtle thinker.

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In this phenomenological reading of Luther, Marius Timmann Mjaaland shows that theological discourse is never philosophically neutral and always politically loaded. Raising questions concerning the conditions of modern philosophy, religion, and political ideas, Marius Timmann Mjaaland follows a dark thread of thought back to its origin...

Marius Timmann Mjaaland is Professor for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oslo. He is author of Autopsia: Self, Death, and God after Kierkegaard and Derrida.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253018161

ISBN - 13:9780253018168

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Topology of Texts and the Destruction of Metaphysics
2. Sola Scriptura
3. The Hidden God
4. Modernity in the Making
5. From Revelation to Revolution
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"Mjaaland reveals a radical Luther whose break with prior metaphysics sowed the seeds for deep cultural stuggles into the future in ways that came to frighten even Luther himself." -Paul S. Rowe, author of Religion and Global Politics