Political Theology of the Earth

Tuesday 7 March
6.30 pm
Stripe Theatre, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

In a moment of perilous political re-patterning, our planetary entanglements emit signals of emergency. Immediate crises of immigration, race and Islamophobia are thrown into competition with the slower temporalities of climate change demanding progressive attention.

With antidemocratic politics rising, what can theology contribute to a timely response? While current “political theology” may only obliquely engage theology as such, let alone the earth, it exposes the secularized sovereignties of the pater omnipotence as ongoing history.

Might theology conspire, beyond hope for some new sovereign exception, with an earth-minded political inception?

About Professor Catherine Keller:

Catherine Keller is George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. Books she has authored include Apocalypse Now &Then: a Feminist Guide to the End of the World; God & Power; Face of the Deep: a Theology of Becoming; On the Mystery: Divinity in Process; and Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement.

Intercarnations is forthcoming. She has co-edited numerous volumes of the Drew Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, including Postcolonial Theologies; Planetary Loves; Polydoxy; Ecospirit; Common Good/s: Ecology, Economy and Political Theology; and the forthcoming Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science and New Materialisms.

This is a free lecture and open to all, light refreshments will be available.

This talk is from the Institute for Theological Partnership.

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