Glorified Platitude: The Political Theology of The Young Pope: Part I

By Joseph Trullinger In trying to describe Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope to a few of my friends in philosophy, I told them to imagine that the spirit of Giorgio Agamben had possessed the body of Quentin Tarantino to make a TV show. What I was trying to convey was the show’s curious duality: it’s…

When Chance Took Us to Church: The Problem With (White) Liberal Neutrality

A complement to the piece on Monday from And Philosophy. “Chance has given us a ‘chance’ to reflect upon unquestioned secularity of mainstream culture. Rather than rejecting religion outright in a zero-sum contest between the secular and the religious, maybe we can acknowledge, appreciate, and reflect on the religious resources of liberation that have meant…