The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, And Political Theology by Marius Timmann MjaalandThe Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, And Political Theology by Marius Timmann Mjaaland

The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, And Political Theology

byMarius Timmann Mjaaland

Hardcover | November 15, 2015

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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.rabbi

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.
Title:The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, And Political TheologyFormat: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

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

Editorial Reviews

Mjaaland . . . provides a dazzlingly, provocative exploration of the political implications of Luther's theological method and scriptural exegesis.