The Political Demonology Working Group seeks to understand our contemporary political crisis through the discourses of politics, theology, and culture. Centred at the University of Oxford, the Working Group meets to advance a variety of intellectual projects meant to join in broader efforts to move ‘the coordinates of possibility.’ Its interests span the Frankfurt School, the Conservative Revolution, neoconservatism and -liberalism, systematic theology, Romantic and Modernist literature, as well as contemporary high-and low-brow TV. The group enquires into traditions of the heretical, the contradictory, the secessionistic as a means to truth beyond facile consensus or melancholic inertia.
The organisers of the group, Dr Therese Feiler and Michael Mayo (Junior Research Fellow), work in the fields of theology and English literature. They are currently translating Richard Faber’s Politische Dämonologie: Über modernen Marcionismus (Königshausen & Neumann, 2007), a critical reading of contemporary culture in light of Marcionite heresy (Wipf & Stock, 2017).
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