Dr. Michael Hanby, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science, published an article in New Polity titled, “Are We Postliberal Yet?”
His article begins with the following claim:
The deepest problems with our political order are not themselves political but metaphysical and theological. Political order and political philosophy always presuppose natural philosophy, metaphysics, even theology. …
Liberal order, whether in its classical 18th-century form or its technocratic 21st-century form, is premised upon what Charles Péguy called “a mystical disaster”—also a metaphysical disaster— coincident with the invention of “the secular” as a kind of ontological tabula rasa, a blank field of mere power relations indifferent to divine presence, forming both the all-encompassing backdrop for the unfolding of history and the horizon beyond which we can no longer see or think.
Continue reading on the New Polity website here.