By Ward Blanton
Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the hundreds" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of inspiration and political unity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused by means of 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 pass some distance adequate relating to the imagined founding father of Christianity.
Blanton demanding situations the assumption of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or kind of social keep watch over. He finds in Pauline legacies differently repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new different types of radical political team spirit, releasing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical inspiration can show up 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