A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul

A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul

by Stanislas Breton
     
 

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Newly translated and critically situated, this edition of A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul takes a fresh approach to the philosopher's classic work, reacquainting readers with the remarkable ways in which an ancient apostle can reset our understanding of the political. Breton begins with Paul's biography and the texts of his conversion, which challenge common

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Newly translated and critically situated, this edition of A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul takes a fresh approach to the philosopher's classic work, reacquainting readers with the remarkable ways in which an ancient apostle can reset our understanding of the political. Breton begins with Paul's biography and the texts of his conversion, which challenge common conceptions of identity. He broaches the question of allegory and divine predestination, introduces the idea of subjectivity as an effect of power, and he confronts Paul's critique of law, which leads to an exploration of the logics and limits of agency and power. Breton develops these and other insights in relation to Paul's subversive reflections on the crucified messiah, which challenge meaning and reason and upend our current world order.

Editorial Reviews

Todd Penner
This translation of Stanislas Breton's A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul was an excellent decision. Breton's book is timely and, as an already established classic, it will without a doubt receive a wide reading. Ward Blanton's introduction also provides a value-added component.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231521765
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stanislas Breton (1912–2005) was a renowned French theologian and philosopher who taught at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Institut Catholique of Paris and Lyon. His books in English include The Word and the Cross.

Ward Blanton is senior lecturer in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. His first book, Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity, and the New Testament, was shortlisted for best first book in the history of religions by the American Academy of Religion. His second book is A Materialism for the Masses: Paul and Radical Philosophy.

Joseph N. Ballan is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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