By Ward Blanton
Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the masses" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of notion and political harmony. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused through 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 move a long way adequate relating to the imagined founding father of Christianity.
Blanton demanding situations the assumption of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or type of social keep watch over. He reveals in Pauline legacies another way repressed assets for brand spanking new materialist spiritualities and new different types of radical political cohesion, freeing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical proposal can happen 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