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Paul's New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology Paperback – November 1, 2010
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Bringing together Radical Orthodox theologian John Milbank, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, and Creston Davis, who has been a student of both, this book reflects on Paul's new moment in secular philosophy. In a debate format, Žižek brings Marxist and post-Marxist ideas into a discussion with Milbank about the influence of Paul. The book also includes a contribution from Catherine Pickstock.
"What are we to make of continental philosophy's surprising turn to the figure of the apostle Paul? In Paul's New Moment, Žižek and Milbank are at it again assessing this very question. Together with Creston Davis and Catherine Pickstock, they engage the implications of Pauline theology for the furtherance of social thought today. What is at stake is nothing less than our escape from the ubiquity of multitudinous fundamentalisms, bourgeois liberalism, and the late capitalism that has captured the West today. For those navigating theology and the political, this collection of essays is timely, riveting, and well worth our focus and attention."--David Fitch, B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary, Chicago
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This book should be passed over in favor of that previous book, "The Monstrosity of Christ". Zizek actually wrote FOR the book he was writing. In "Paul's New Moment" we find only the material of Zizek that has already been published elsewhere, no new material.
Trust me, the Monstrosity of Christ blows this book out of the water.