A contribution to modernist studies and the history of political ideas, this article examines the unlikely intellectual dialogue between Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) and the former Dadaist Hugo Ball (1886–1927) that frames the formative scene of politico-theological discourse in the twentieth century. Based on close readings of Ball’s aesthetic, intellectual, and philosophical exchanges with Schmitt, the essay offers insights into the peculiar case of a Catholic intervention into political theology.
Political Theology or Theological Politics? Hugo Ball, Early Christian Hagiography, and a New Vision for Society
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Sebastian P. Klinger; Political Theology or Theological Politics? Hugo Ball, Early Christian Hagiography, and a New Vision for Society. Representations 21 October 2020; 152 (1): 85–102. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2020.152.4.85
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