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Author Runions, Erin, author.

Title The Babylon complex : theopolitical fantasies of war, sex, and sovereignty / Erin Runions.

Publication Info. New York : Fordham University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 302 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Following allusions to Babylon in secular and religious discourse in the decade after 9.11, this book explores the complicated influence of the Bible on U.S. political thought. Runions shows that the Babylon complex contends with anxieties about the loss of political sovereignty in economic globalization, while encouraging the very market forces that undermine sovereignty.
Contents Introduction : Babylon and the crisis of sovereignty -- From Babel to biopolitics : Josephus, theodemocracy, and the regulation of pleasure -- Bellicose dreams : Babylon and exception to law -- Tolerating Babel : biopolitics, film, and family -- Revenge on Babylon : literalist allegory, Scripture, torture -- Who lives in Babylon? The gay Antichrist as political enemy -- Babelian scripture: a queerly sublime ethics of reading -- Postlude : roads to Babel.
Subject Church and state -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Christian sociology -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sovereignty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Religion, Politics & State.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Runions, Erin. Babylon complex : theopolitical fantasies of war, sex, and sovereignty. New York : Fordham University Press, 2014 ix, 302 pages 9780823257331
ISBN 9780823261369
9780823257355 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 40023882196
AU@ 000057126311
GBVCP 1003765947

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