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Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Žižek, and Others
Harink, Douglas, editor

Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2010 pp. xii + 338. $39.00

Series Information
Theopolitical Visions, 7


Description: The apostle Paul was a man of many journeys. We are usually familiar with the geographical ones he made in his own time. This volume traces others—Paul's journeys in our time, as he is co-opted or invited to travel (sometimes as abused slave, sometimes as trusted guide) with modern and recent Continental philosophers and political theorists. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Benjamin; Taubes, Badiou, Zizek, and Agamben—Paul journeys here among the philosophers. In these essays you are invited to travel with them into the regions of philosophy, hermeneutics, political theory, and theology. You will certainly hear the philosophers speak. But Paul will not remain silent. Above the sounds of the journey his voice comes through, loud and clear.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by Troels Engberg-Pedersen
Published 3/29/2013
Citation: Troels Engberg-Pedersen, review of Douglas Harink, ed., Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Žižek, and Others, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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