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Riassunto: In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today.
In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.
Dal retro di copertina: “This book is a daring and provocative confrontation of religion and secular practice, the aim of which is to recover the radical core of Paul?s militant philosophical, or ‘antiphilosophical,? project.? —James I. Porter,University of Michigan
Titolo: Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (...
Casa editrice: Stanford University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1. Codice libro della libreria S-353-193
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 080474470X Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z080474470XZ2