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A Materialism for the Masses : Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life / Ward Blanton.

Blanton, Ward. (Author).
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Subject: Paul, the Apostle, Saint.
Bible. Epistles of Paul > Theology.
Bible. Epistles of Paul.
Christianity and politics.
Christianity and culture.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780231536455
  • ISBN: 0231536453
  • ISBN: 1306776090
  • ISBN: 9781306776097
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Table of Contents; Preface to Politics as Materialist Spiritualities: For a Postsecular "Return" of Paulinism; Preface to Politics as Materialist Spiritualities: For a Postsecular "Return" of Paulinism; 1. Contingency; or, Covenantal Comedy: In Praise of Strange Paulinist Federations; 2. On Being Called Dead: Splitting the Imperative of Being; 3. Insurrectionist Risk (Paul Among the Parrhesiasts); 4. Singularity; or, Spiritual Exercise (Paul and the Philosophical Immanence of Foucault and Deleuze); 5. Seizures of Chance: Paulinist Agencies in Neocapitalist Contexts.
Conclusion: New BeginningsNotes; Index.
Summary: Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a?Platonism for the masses" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by 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 memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity.
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