The Religious Left: How the left lost its argument and fell into a moral abyss

Brad Evans, Julian Reid

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The essay addresses the rise of what we elect to call “the religious left”. Documenting the collapse between radicality and religiosity as identity politics embraces moral absolutism, the essay offers a critique of the culture wars and the ensuing flight from political confrontation. Attending in particular to the failures of the left, which we recognise as being a failure of the political imagination, so we turn a critical eye on claims of authenticity and the accelerated embrace of narratives of vulnerability and victimisation in a post-liberal world. The result is an inward-looking political imaginary, which is as suffocating as it is debilitating.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Publication statusAcceptance date - 21 Jul 2021

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