Violence, Entitlement, and Politics: A Theology on Transforming the Subject

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Abstract

This book is an exercise in political theology, exploring the problem of gender-based violence by focusing on violent male subjects and the issue of entitlement. It addresses gender-based violence in familial and military settings before engaging with a wider political context. The chapters draw on sources ranging from Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Étienne Balibar to Rowan Williams and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Entitlement is theorized and interpreted as a gender pattern, predisposing subjects towards controlling behaviour and/or violent actions. Steven Ogden develops a theology of transformation, stressing immanence. He examines entitled subjects, predisposed to violence, where transformation requires a limit-experience that wrenches the subject from itself. The book then reflects on today’s pervasive strongman politics, where political rationalities foster proprietorial thinking and entitlement gender patterns, and how theology is called to develop counter-discourses and counter-practices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages150
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429273520
ISBN (Print)9780367221515
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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