Theology

Martín Grassi

The Ghost of Totalitarianism

Deconstructing the Pneumatological Nature of Christian Political Theology

[Der Geist des Totalitarismus. Die Dekonstruktion der pneumatologischen Natur der christlichen politischen Theologie.]

2024. Approx. 510 pages.
forthcoming in September

Religion in Philosophy and Theology

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In this study Martín Grassi deconstructs the totalitarian paradigm underlying Western political and theological discourses by critically examining the concept of pneuma (spirit) as the principle that turns a plurality of elements into a systematic unity.
Martín Grassi deconstructs the totalitarian paradigm underlying Western political and theological discourses by a critical examination of the concept of spirit (pneuma). This notion plays a paramount role in such Western discourses as biology, cosmology, politics, and theology, for it is the principle that turns a plurality of elements into a systematic unity. Christian political theology finds in the Holy Spirit the principle of efficacy of God's economy of redemption, which has been ultimately defined as the realization of the Kingdom of God as a perfect and unified political system under the One Ruler. Only through a deconstruction of this semantic performance of the Spirit are we to look for an alternative understanding of God and a Trinitarian dynamics that could stress singularity and relationality without reducing community to a merely organic totality.
Survey of contents
First Part: Stasis
Chapter 1: Stasis and the Bio-Theo-Political Paradigm of Autarchy
Chapter 2: Political Theology

Second Part: Dispositio
Chapter 3: Pneuma and the Organization of the Bio-Political Cosmos
Chapter 4: The Holy Spirit in the World

Third Part: Dispensatio
Chapter 5: God's Monarchy and His Trinitarian Economy
Chapter 6: Augustine's City Of God: The Sovereign God and the Drama of History
Chapter 7: The Holy Spirit in The Church

Fourth Part: Beyond Stasis, or in the Light
Chapter 8: Doxological Eschatology
Authors/Editors

Martín Grassi Born 1983; PhD, University of Buenos Aires; researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and professor at the Philosophy Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9378-6254

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