Zizek and Theology
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 182
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Slavoj has been called an "academic rock star." As public visibility of the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst increases, so too does the depth of his engagement with Christian theology. recent work includes extended treatments of key Christian thinkers from Paul, Pascal, and Kierkegaard to G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, while Christology and other theological themes have provided crucial points of reference. Ek has even said that "to become a true dialectical materialist, one should go through the Christian experience. But ek's work on Christianity often overwhelms students of theology. To be sure, ek's style of argumentation is unusual and his concepts are complex. But the more basic problem is that the work on Christianity is a further development of a broader intellectual project established in many thick volumes produced in the course of the 1990s. This book will bring students of theology up to speed on this broader intellectual project, with an eye toward what brings him to an explicit engagement with Christianity and how both his earlier and more recent works are relevant for theological reflection.
"this remains the best introduction to Zizek and theology currentlt available" "theologians sarching for handles by which to grapple with Zizek are indebted to Kotsko for his work" Religious studies Review, June 2009--Sanford Lakoff