The power and the sacred: the impossi ble goodbye? Between political theology and economic theology|vol. |vol. 3 n.1 2016

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Between political theology and economic theology

Geminello Preterossi (Università degli Studi di Salerno)

Abstract: What holds together the social order? This question recurs even in post-traditional conceptions of the social bond and, explicitly or implicitly, leads to the relationship between power and pre-political sources of the legitimacy. Secularization is not liberation from the religious. The fact that politics, with modernity, occupy the space of religion charges politics itself of a supplementary symbolic function. The economic theology is not a paradigm change: neither the obliteration of political theology and its replacement with a different model. The economic theology is a disguised political theology.

 Keywords:Political theology, economic theology, secularization, modernity, neoliberalism

Resumen: ¿Qué es lo que mantiene el orden social? Esta pregunta está presente también en las concepciones postradicionales del vínculo social y, explícita o implícitamente, lleva a la relación entre poder y fuentes prepolíticas de la legitimidad. La secularización no significa liberarse de lo religioso. El hecho de que la política, con la modernidad, sustituya a la religión carga a la política misma de una función simbólica suplementaria. La teología económica no es un cambio de paradigma, no es la eliminación de la teología política y su sustitución con un modelo diverso. La teología económica es una teología política disfrazada.
Palabras clave: Teología política, teología económica, secularización, modernidad, neoliberalismo

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