Stasis in Moltmann e Schmitt (Stasis in Moltmann and Schmitt)

Cosmo. Comparative Studies in Modernism, 3 - 2013: Diritto e Religione, a cura di Cristina Costantini, pp. 9-17

9 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2014

See all articles by P. G. Monateri

P. G. Monateri

SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit; University of Turin - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 30, 2013

Abstract

Italian Abstract: Il saggio introduce una interpretazione originale del pensiero di Moltmann sulla Kenosi cristiana, in base al metodo del 'close reading'. Su tale base l'A. porta in superficie il complesso insieme di citazioni letterarie che danno significato a uno specifico passaggio del "Dio Crocefisso" di Moltmann. Le citazioni diventano così un dispositivo intellettuale atto a produrre significato attraverso la sua sospensione e il suo differimento. In questo quadro l'A. ha come scopo principale quello di mettere al centro della scena il riferimento esplicito di Moltmann al concetto di Stasis di C. Schmitt, per spiegare l'autosvuotamento del divino da una prospettiva politica, come parte di una battaglia interna al divino stesso. il canone teologico ( la Kenosi cristiana come modellata da Motmann) diviene così concettualmente legata all'anti-canone politico (Stasis e Eccezione come definiti da Schmitt). In questa prospettiva la relazione strutturale tra Teologia e Politica, solitamente riassunta nella espressione 'Teologia Politica', riceve una nuova sostanza.

English Abstract: The essay introduces an original interpretation of Moltmann’s thought on Christian kenosis, according to the fundamental critical method known as ‘close reading’. On this ground, the Author brings to the surface the complex bulk of literary quotations which give substance to a specific passage in Moltmann’s work "The Crucified God". Quotations become an intellectual device apt to produce meaning through its proper deferral and suspension. Within this framework, the Author’s main purpose is to put at the centre of the scene the explicit reference made by Moltmann to C. Schmitt’s concept of stasis, in order to explain the self-emptying of God even in a political perspective, as a kind of internal battle within divinity. The theological canon (Christian kenosis as moulded by Moltmann) is conceptually linked to the political anti-canon (stasis and exception as defined by C. Schmitt). In this perspective the structural relationship between Theology and Politics, usually epitomized by the synthetic expression of ‘political theology’, comes to be re-substantiated.

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Keywords: enosis; stasis; Moltmann; Schmitt; political theology; close reading; interpretation; canon; anti-canon; quotation

JEL Classification: Z00, K40

Suggested Citation

Monateri, Pier Giuseppe, Stasis in Moltmann e Schmitt (Stasis in Moltmann and Schmitt) (December 30, 2013). Cosmo. Comparative Studies in Modernism, 3 - 2013: Diritto e Religione, a cura di Cristina Costantini, pp. 9-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2373071 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2373071

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