A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy by Ward Blanton

By Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the hundreds" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of suggestion and political cohesion. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused through Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural reminiscence don't cross a long way adequate when it comes to the imagined founding father of Christianity.

Blanton demanding situations the belief of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or kind of social keep an eye on. He finds in Pauline legacies differently repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new sorts of radical political unity, releasing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical notion can occur in dicy, radical freedom.

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