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The Resource Politics and the sacred, Harald Wydra

Politics and the sacred, Harald Wydra

Label
Politics and the sacred
Title
Politics and the sacred
Statement of responsibility
Harald Wydra
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This path-breaking book argues that practices of the sacred are constitutive of modern secular politics. Following a tradition of enquiry in anthropology and political theory, it examines how limit situations shape the political imagination and collective identity. As an experiential and cultural fact, the sacred emerges within, and simultaneously transcends, transgressive dynamics such as revolutions, wars, or globalisation. Rather than conceive the sacred as a religious doctrine or a metaphysical belief, Wydra examines its adaptive functions as origins, truths, and order which are historically contingent across time and transformative of political aspirations. He suggests that the brokenness of political reality is a permanent condition of humanity, which will continue to produce quests for the sacred, and transcendental political frames. This book examines the secular sources of political theologies, the democratic sacred, the communist imagination, European political identity, the sources of human rights, and the relationship of victimhood to new wars.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wydra, Harald
Dewey number
  • 201.72
  • 322.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Religion and politics
Label
Politics and the sacred, Harald Wydra
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:394881/one
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the sacred and the political -- 1. The extraordinary and the political imagination -- 2. The politics of transcendence -- 3. Secular sources of political theologies -- 4. Democracy and the sacred -- 5. The power of symbols: communism and beyond -- 6. Generations of European imaginations -- 7. The spell of humanity -- 8. Victim and new wars -- Epilogue : rationalities of the sacred
Control code
FIEb17725161
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 pages
Isbn
9781107075375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)901059087
Label
Politics and the sacred, Harald Wydra
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:394881/one
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the sacred and the political -- 1. The extraordinary and the political imagination -- 2. The politics of transcendence -- 3. Secular sources of political theologies -- 4. Democracy and the sacred -- 5. The power of symbols: communism and beyond -- 6. Generations of European imaginations -- 7. The spell of humanity -- 8. Victim and new wars -- Epilogue : rationalities of the sacred
Control code
FIEb17725161
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 pages
Isbn
9781107075375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)901059087

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