Foucault And Religion / Edition 1

Foucault And Religion / Edition 1

by Jeremy Carrette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415202604

ISBN-13: 9780415202602

Pub. Date: 11/04/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Foucault and Religion is the first major study of Michel Foucault in relation and response to Religion. Jeremy Carrette offers us a challenging new look at Foucault's work and addresses a religious dimension that has previously been neglected. We see that prior to Foucault's infamous unpublished volume in the 'History of Sexuality', on the theme of

Overview

Foucault and Religion is the first major study of Michel Foucault in relation and response to Religion. Jeremy Carrette offers us a challenging new look at Foucault's work and addresses a religious dimension that has previously been neglected. We see that prior to Foucault's infamous unpublished volume in the 'History of Sexuality', on the theme of Christianity, there is a complex religious sub-text which anticipates this final unseen work.
Jeremy Carrette argues that Foucault offers a twofold critique of Christianity by bringing the body and sexuality into religious practice and exploring a political spirituality of the self. He shows us that Foucault's creation of a body theology through the death of God, reveals how religious beliefs reflect the sexual body, questions the notion of a mystical archaeology and exposes the political technology of confession.
Anyone interested in understanding Foucault's thought in a new light will find this book a truly fascinating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202602
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

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