Foucault on Power and Authority in the Church (II)

Posted January 11, 2018 10:52 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Foucault on Power and Authority in the Church (II)

Previously I noted that this book begins from the premise that the Church’s understanding of power is problematic insofar as it is tied to worldly notions of sovereignty (which I have treated elsewhere at length). Much of the burden of the author consists in his trying to show how corrupting “sovereignty” is in a body which purports to incarnate in the world the kingdom of Him who came not to be served but to serve, and who surrendered His sovereignty by taking the very nature of a servant (cf. Phil. 2). In particular, Ogden notes that the Church has often

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