Beyond the Secular: Jacques Derrida and the Theologico-Political Complex

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Join us for this RACE.ED and School of Divinity co-hosted event to discuss religion and politics through the work of Jacques Derrida.


This seminar, co-hosted by RACE.ED and the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, examines the contemporary relationship between religion and politics, turning to the work of Jacques Derrida to interrogate the foundations of modern secular discourse.

Addressing the challenge that the resurgence of public religions poses to modern epistemic models and political forms, the talk illuminates secularism’s entanglements with the legacy of colonialism, exposing the racial features of secular understandings about language, epistemology, religion and politics that travel worldwide through processes of globalization.

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