The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity by Slavoj Zizek,A1,2ia3,Slavoj 4ek,Slavoj &#142 I&#158 Ek

The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity

by Slavoj Zizek, A1, 2ia3, Slavoj 4ek, Slavoj Ž Iž Ek

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Slavoj Zizek has been called "an academic rock star" and "the wild man of theory"; his writing mixes astonishing erudition and references to pop culture in order to dissect current intellectual pieties. In "The Puppet and the Dwarf" he offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality--New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism--and then tries to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His reading of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning in the Pauline community of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas acknowledge that a religious vision is needed to ground our ethical and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book--with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same time indebted to the core of the Christian legacy--is certain to stir controversy.

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Weight: 0.50 lbs

ISBN-10: 0262740257

ISBN-13: 9780262740258

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