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Trinitarian oikonomia in the work of Giorgio Agamben: between the kingdom and the glory, Opus Dei and most high poverty

Grant number: 17/12524-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Theology
Principal Investigator:Glauco Barsalini
Grantee:Mariana Pfister
Host Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/06711-0 - Operativity and usus in the work of Giorgio Agamben, BE.EP.MS


In order to explain the concept of permanent state of exception, and consequently, the figure of the homo sacer in current Western societies, the philosopher Giorgio Agamben goes deeper into the universe of political theology. In The Kingdom and Glory (2011) reflects about the problem of secularization in the current world, where the empire of oikonomia on politics in contemporary times is established hegemonically, from which the juridical order of Western societies derives. According to Agamben, oikonomia, that is, contemporary governability, concerns the genealogy of sovereign power established in the West, which, by decision, increasingly activates devices that produce the naked life by subjecting bios to zoé. It is intended to study, in its complexity, the relations between oikonomia, the operability and the simple act of using something, in order to understand, deeply, the articulation between the trilogy The Kingdom and the Glory, Opus Dei and Highest Poverty. The aim is to contribute to the unveiling of the links between trinitarian oikonomia and current sovereign power, which is key to the current reflections on politics, law and religion - a debate that, year after year, has been gaining a centrality on the Sciences of Religion. (AU)

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