By Ward Blanton
Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the loads" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of notion and political team spirit. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused via 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 move a ways sufficient relating to the imagined founding father of Christianity.
Blanton demanding situations the assumption of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or type of social regulate. He reveals in Pauline legacies differently repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new sorts of radical political cohesion, freeing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical proposal can appear in dicy, radical freedom.
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A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture) by Ward Blanton