The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity

The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity

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Trade Paper, MIT Press, 2003, ISBN# 0262740257
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THE PUPPET AND THE DWARF

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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Number of Pages: 190
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: HISTORICAL MATERIALISM ,  CHRISTIANITY_ESSENCE, GENIUS, NATURE
Author: Zizek, Slavoj
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Short Circuits
Publisher: Mit Pr
ISBN-13: 9780262740258
Brand: Generic
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0262740257
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