Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism, Volume 24, Issues 1-6
In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today.
In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.
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Review: Saint Paul: The Foundation of UniversalismUser Review - Xiaomin Zu - Goodreads
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Hm, Badiou: I understand that you are, to some degree, responding to theories that you think are overly deconstructive and despairing - while still pushing against the trappings of capitalism - but I ... Read full review
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