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Online IRCI Religion & Theology Seminar series | David Newheiser | ‘Hope in a Secular Age

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The recent Online IRCI Religion & Theology Seminar series by David Newheiser on ‘Hope in a Secular Age – argues that hope is the indispensable precondition of religious practice and secular politics. Drawing on Jacques Derrida and Dionysius the Areopagite, David Newheiser construes hope as a discipline of persistence that acknowledges its uncertainty. Against this background, he develops a negative political theology that resiHope in a Secular Age argues that hope is the indispensable precondition of religious practice and secular politics. Drawing on Jacques Derrida and Dionysius the Areopagite, David Newheiser construes hope as a discipline of persistence that acknowledges its uncertainty. Against this background, he develops a negative political theology that resists both quietism and theocracy in the name of a circumspect hope.s both quietism and theocracy in the name of a circumspect hope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR6hEb9Q0Nk&feature=youtu.be


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