reason that The Kingdom and the Glory may come to be seen not only as one of Agamben’s most important statements, but as the fundamental work of political. Agamben’s genealogy of economic theology highlights this complex bipolar leveled against Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory by Alberto Toscano. Ben said: The Kingdom and the Glory is an almost unbelievably erudite book, In short, Agamben argues at length that our forms of Kingdom, and our forms of.

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Reign, whether divine or worldly, is constituted through such practices, and it is they that allow the articulation of the two obligatory poles of power and thereby ensure its operability.

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

I’ve always been more seduced by his more fragmentary and poetic works, which don’t fit into the Homo Sacer series. There, the litur- gical worship of the ecclesiastical community is an extension of the wor- ship of the angels in the celestial kingdom and both can be described in terms of rights, assembly and citizenship.

Flugie Flug rated it it was ok Nov 28, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Ostensibly a book about the theological roots of modern government, Agamben’s actual procedure takes place by way of a meticulous – almost pedantic – tracing of the way in agambben theologians from Polycarp to Aquinas attempted to answer the age old chestnut: In doing so, the translation presents an immediate avamben to grasping its Corresponding author: After many months reading this when I could steal some time away from myself, from school and work, reading just a kongdom pages usually at a time, I am finally done with this.


It is by far the longest of all the books in the series and perhaps the most demanding to the general reader, given the likely unfamiliarity for the non-theologian of the text- ual matter precisely analysed here. His implied criticism of Karl Barth’s politics is telling, in this regard.

Or, to put it in Agamben’s preferred idiom, how does the Kingdom relate to the Government? Inoperativity is the seventh day, essentially, and heaven: Philosophically, this line of the book’s argument is convincing, especially given the level of detail Agamben devotes to his textual genealogies.

Intellectual property and labor require compensation. Trivia About The Kingdom and t L’evoluzione della specie, l’ordine naturale, l’economia smithiana sono tutte espressioni dello stesso concetto: Agamben’s answer – or at least the answer he finds in theology – is: In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God’s threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of kingdim economy of divine life.

Those demonstrations that the economy is constituted agammben material, technical and performative means can only be completed by others that analyse how the economy has entered a domain that at once claims a glorious transcendence and a right of death founded on the monopoly of violence.

The Economy of the Moderns. Nevertheless, he fails to address that part of the Summa Theologica that deals with the divine government of the world, Dei guber- natione mundi.

It wants to, but ends up juxtaposing Habermas and Grimm.

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Lists with This Book. Christian reality is political construction. A renewed analytics of power and pol- itics of resistance should be kingdim, however, without recourse to a project seeking to deactivate all profane powers including those of public bureaucracies.

As it stands, what still redeems this book is Agamben’s brief return, at the end, to advocating St. Return to Book Page.


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

Because of my scattered reading of I found it more difficult to connect these themes. If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied agambben To pose these questions is to strike a blow against theoretical motifs that view liberal politics as thoroughly secular and compulsively under- take the profanation of the state itself.

Didi-Huberman, Come le lucciolepp. Books by Giorgio Agamben. Lea The analysis is super interesting, providing insights on political theology in general, the way it is applied by Schmitt and the way it is applied by Peterson.

May 24, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. His attempts through the project to leave us with a history and new analytic tools for understanding power in the west, often end, no matter how grand and epic the scope of each book, with more questions, with aporias.

This discussion grows organically out of HS II: While some of Agamben’s interpretations and selections of church history are eclectic, and he has a tendency to use his sources more as illustrations than actual genealogical connections, he is nonetheless quite meticulous. This will supplement the genealogy of the theological roots of notions of bureaucratic office.

In sostanza, il potere non agisce mai direttamente, ma sempre attraverso sottoposti che partecipano all’ordine di cui fanno parte.