From the opening statement of the editorial collective of Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development:, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, and edited by Samuel Moyn and Nicolas Guilhot.
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Nicolas Guilhot on when political theology became international relations theory.
For Lilla, Westerners are the exception because we live on what he calls “the other shore.” Civilizations on the “opposite bank” puzzle us because we have only a distant memory of what it was like to think as they do. They are, moreover, unlikely to follow our path because to successfully navigate the hazardous shoals of political theology as we have done would require a difficult excavation of theological resources….contra Lilla, could it be that we are all on the same shore, struggling with questions of transcendence and immanence in different languages and traditions?