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The Hidden God

Luther, Philosophy, and Political Theology

In this phenomenological reading of Luther, Marius Timmann Mjaaland shows that theological discourse is never philosophically neutral and always politically loaded. Raising questions concerning the conditions of modern philosophy, religion, and political ideas, Marius Timmann Mjaaland follows a dark thread of thought back to its origin in Martin Luther. Thorough analyses of the genealogy of secularization, the political role of the apocalypse, the topology of the self, and the destruction of metaphysics demonstrate the continuous relevance of this highly subtle thinker.rabbi

About the Author

Marius Timmann Mjaaland is Professor for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oslo. He is author of Autopsia: Self, Death, and God after Kierkegaard and Derrida.


"Original research... which offers new perspectives."—Norwegian Teologisk Tidsskrift

"Mjaaland . . . provides a dazzlingly, provocative exploration of the political implications of Luther's theological method and scriptural exegesis."—Journal of Lutheran Ethics

"Challenging the mutual exclusivity of theology and philosophy, Mjaaland links Luther to Nietzsche, Marx, Heidegger, and Derrida, highlighting connections between "destruction" and "deconstruction," and showing how philosophy, politics, and theology converge in Luther's radical critique of religion. Recommended."—Choice

"This is a bold work of philosophical theology."—Reading Religion

"While at one level this book advances a fairly technical and focused argument about Luther, it is profound and wide-ranging in its insights and implications. It deserves to be carefully read by anyone with deep interests in theology, philosophy, and politics."—Political Theology

"An important book on Luther's Hidden God and the nature of modernity. . . . [T]his work should be considered by Luther scholars of all stripes, especially those interested in Luther's theology and its relationship to modernity."—Lutheran Quarterly

"Mjaaland reveals a radical Luther whose break with prior metaphysics sowed the seeds for deep cultural stuggles into the future in ways that came to frighten even Luther himself."—Paul S. Rowe, author of Religion and Global Politics

"Readers not acquainted with Luther studies or Continental philosoph might at times find Mjaaland challenging, but his work is well worth the effort."—Cultural Encounters
Indiana University Press
Philosophy of Religion

9780253018168 : the-hidden-god-mjaaland
248 Pages
$70.00 USD

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Kierkegaard and Death

edited by Patrick Stokes, Adam Buben, with contributions by Ian Duckles, George Connell, Marius Timmann Mjaaland, Laura Llevadot, Jeremy Allen, Tamara Monet-Marks, Paul Muench, David D. Possen, Edward F. Mooney, Gordon Marino, John Dave...
Oct 2011 - Indiana University Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

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Cross and Cosmos

John D. Caputo
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The Inconspicuous God

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Jun 2018 - Indiana University Press
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Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager

edited by Chris Doude van Troostwijk, Matthew Clemente, with contributions by Patrick Burke, Richard Colledge, Pierre Drouot, Pierre Drouot, with contributions by Emmanuel Falque, Theo Hettema, Sarah Horton, Richard Kearney, L. Callid K...
Apr 2018 - Indiana University Press
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Summa metaphysicae ad mentem Sancti Thomae

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Numinous Seditions

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The Obligated Self

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