Against Empire

Ekklesial Resistance and the Politics of Radical Democracy

By Matthew T. Eggemeier

Against Empire

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  • Publication Date: 9/9/2020
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Against Empire

Ekklesial Resistance and the Politics of Radical Democracy

By Matthew T. Eggemeier

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  • ISBN: 9781532657863
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 9/9/2020
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Against Empire analyzes the relationship between Christian theology and radical democracy by exploring how black prophetic thought, feminist theology, Latin American liberation theology, and peaceable theology offer plural forms of ekklesial resistance to empire: the black church (Cornel West), the ekklesia of wo/men (Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza), the church of the poor (Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino), and the peaceable church (Stanley Hauerwas). These approaches to Christian political engagement differ in their specific focus but share common resistance to neoliberalism, nationalism, and militarism as networks of power that intersect with racism, sexism, and neo-colonialism to form what they refer to as empire. In diverse ways, West, Schüssler Fiorenza, Ellacuría and Sobrino, and Hauerwas reimagine Christian witness as a form of radical democratic resistance to empire in the face of political formations that not only block the expansion of democracy (neoliberal-neoconservative hegemony) but also attempt to retrench its achievements (authoritarian populism).

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Timely and provocative, this book argues that the church can serve as the locus for political resistance against the deadening forces of empire and contribute to a radically democratic future. It combines astute political analysis and prophetic visions of Christianity, and takes into consideration race, gender, class, and violence. I highly recommend it.”

—Kwok Pui-lan, Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University



“Anyone who wants to understand our world today should read this compelling and beautifully written book. Eggemeier constructs a dynamic and nuanced conversation among an extraordinary range of the most insightful contemporary political theorists and political theologies. The result of this subtle and thoughtful analysis is a clearer understanding of the political dynamics of our post-Trump world, as well as a genuinely alternative path forward for those Christians wishing to resist our current, death-dealing empire.”

—Mary Doak, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego

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Matthew T. Eggemeier

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Matthew T. Eggemeier is associate professor in the department of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he teaches courses on political theology and liberation theology. He is author of A Sacramental-Prophetic Vision: Christian Spirituality in a Suffering World (2014) and, with Peter Fritz, Send Lazarus: Catholicism and the Crises of Neoliberalism (2020).

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