16 G. Agamben, The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of .. 34 T. Zartaloudis, Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism. Giorgio Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory (; translation published by Stanford University Press in ) is part of the effort in recent. A Review of “The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Giorgio Agamben translated by Lorenzo Chiesa (with Matteo.

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Ceremonies, protocols, and liturgies still exist everywhere, and not only where monarchical institutions persist. The concept of oikonomia is the strategic operator that, before the elaboration of an appropriate philosophical vocabulary—which will take place only in the course of the fourth and fifth centuries—allows a temporary reconciliation of the trinity with the divine unity.

Or, to put it in Agamben’s preferred idiom, how does the Kingdom relate to the Government? Dec 28, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s a wonderfully provocative thesis which ought to be read to be believed, if only for all the incredible pit stops of erudition along the way one does wonder though where the Holy Spirit is in all this, the third figure of the trinity which Agamben only pretty much mentions in passing.

Oct 25, rated it liked it Shelves: Wer an “Homo sacer” und “Ausnahmezustand” verzweifelt ist, dem kann von “Herrschaft und Herrlichkeit” nur abgeraten werden. Along with Signature of All Things and Sacrament of Language the Agambenian critique of the metaphysics of difference is complete: The earlier reviews are good.

Society and Space 27 2: It is not necessary to share Schmitt’s thesis on secularization in order to affirm that tye problems become more intelligible and clear if they are related to theological paradigms. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Long out of philosophical fashion, Agamben blends these two insights. Gabriella Slomp – – History of Political Thought 19 4: Also, the absent seat of power in the space between power and subjects is given force through a secularization of ‘glory’.

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But the vlory novelty to emerge from The Kingdom and the Glory is that modern power is not only government but also glory, and that the ceremonial, liturgical, and acclamatory aspects that we have regarded giorgko vestiges of the past actually constitute the basis of Western power. Didi-Huberman, Come le lucciolepp. Divine Glory in a Darwinian World. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the most important categories of modern politics, from the democratic theory of the division of powers to the strategic doctrine of collateral damage, from the invisible hand of Smith’s liberalism to ideas of order and security.

Return to Book Page. Now, as a thousand readers of the book have ths about, Agamben’s ‘method’ here is somewhat suspect.

The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government

Thus, from this perspective, Foucault has sought the genealogy of government in texts that deal with the actual government of an ecclesiastical or religious community or the mundane government of city and kingdom rather than the core Christian discussion of the divine government of the world.

With this book, the work begun with Homo Sacer reaches a decisive point, profoundly challenging and renewing our vision of politics.

In this sense, for Agamben, the notions of secularization and sacralization describe the movements of signatures between sacred and profane and vice versa.

On the contrary, what Agamben completely writes out of this history is Barth’s ” Barmen Declaration ,” which he had personally mailed directly to Hitler himself — a symbolic political act, at the time, if there ever was one.


In short, Agamben argues at length that our forms of Kingdom, and our forms of Government, and the relat The weirdest book on Trinitarian history you will ever read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The term articulates the divine being into a Trinity and, at the same time, preserves its unity, and is also glpry divine plan for salvation.

Keywords acclamation, glory, government, power, reign, sovereignty This book is a translation of Il Regno e la Gloria: However, there is something additional here as well and it is the allusion to the uncovering of the genealogy of the power of government through the transfer of the glory of the ‘economy of salvation’ via the Greeks and early Christian theology to the modern secular economy that retains the majestic.

Agambwn present volume is followed by the recently published The Sacrament of Language: Intellectual property and labor require compensation.

The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government by Giorgio Agamben

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The Author kimgdom Reprints and permissions: Review of Kingdom and the Glory by Giorgio Agamben. The current book falls into two parts, which, though not marked in Downloaded from tcs. An Archaeology of the Oath II, 3a small and dense work on the relationship between the performative uses of language and the production of truth within rituals of power characteristic of law and religion.