Stasis announces a new call for papers for a thematic issue to be published in the summer of 2023: “Political Theology in the Critical Times”.
We invite you to submit your papers. The deadline for submissions is 15.01.2023.
This call for the next issue of Stasis was long in preparation, but it now appears at a moment of brutal and prosaic passions. The current war is not a sacred war, per se, and yet it grows into a myth: the crueler the struggle, the stronger the impression that the gods fight alongside men and women. On the one hand, the extreme and radical nature of wartime events begs for an eschatological frame, depending on the scale of awe and destruction. Violence renders the world thin. On the other hand, yet another descent of politicians into evildoing brings forth the question of theodicy. Where is the almighty God and what is this thing he has about tolerating radical evil? But if there is no God to offend, the question remains as to why humans would engage in such senseless evil? As Slavoj Žižek once noted, it is the Shoah’s scale that, if not functioning as proof of God’s existence, re-actualizes theology. Can a god still save us?
Against this backdrop, we would like to return to the problems of political theology that we already addressed in a previous issue (Vol 3 No 2, 2015, “Political Theology”). Our goal is to criticize the politico-theological structures that underline subjects’ seemingly rational behavior, to respond to the militarist sublimation generated by the crisis, and to study the theological logic of critique itself (since the concept of criticism is deeply rooted in the protestant worldview). We therefore announce an open call for articles on these topics:
- Modern war and contemporary theology
- Eschatological motifs in today’s society and culture
- The Gnostic heritage of radical and conservative politics
- Theology of contemporary medicine
- Glory, enchantment, charms in contemporary art and culture
- Recent books on political and social theology (book reviews and beyond)
We are announcing an open call for articles on these topics. Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An International Journal in Social and Political Philosophy and Theory
Print ISSN 2310-3817 Online ISSN 2500-0721
Published since 2013
Frequency: semiannual (December-January and June-July)
Languages: English, Russian
Editor: Artemy Magun
Stasis publishes articles on social and political philosophy and theory. It seeks to provide an international intellectual format that can open a common space between the English- and Russian-language philosophical traditions. The journal welcomes interdisciplinarity and covers a broad range of topics, from the purely philosophical, such as negativity, to the culturally and historically specific, such as social movements, religion, and sexuality.
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