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Christian Atheism : How to Be a Real Materialist

Christian Atheism : How to Be a Real Materialist
Cover: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9781350409316
Language: english
Size: 137*215
Weight: 400 g
Page no.: 312
Publish year: 2024
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Christian Atheism : How to Be a Real Materialist

If we want to be true atheists, do we have to begin with a religious edifice and undermine it from within?

Slavoj Žižek has long been a commentator on, and critic of, Christian theology. His preoccupation with Badiou's concept of 'the event' alongside the Pauline thought of the New Testament has led to a decidedly theological turn in his thinking. Drawing on traditions and subjects as broad as Buddhist thought, dialectical materialism, political subjectivity, quantum physics, AI and chatbots, this book articulates Žižek's idea of a religious life for the first time.

Christian Atheism is a unique insight into Žižek's theological project and the first book-length exploration of his religious thinking. In his own words, "to become a true dialectical materialist, one should go through the Christian experience." Crucial to his whole conception of 'experience' is not some kind of spiritual revelation but rather the logic of materialistic thought. This affirmation of Christian theology whilst simultaneously deconstructing it is a familiar Žižekian move, but one that holds deep-seated political, philosophical and, in the end, personal import for him.

Here is Žižek's most extensive treatment of theology and religion to date.


Table of Contents:

Introduction: Why True Atheism HAS to be Indirect

1. Let a Religion Deplete Itself
2. Why Lacan is not a Buddhist
3. From Superpositions to Athings
4. The Sacred, The Obscene, and the Undead
5. Neque Homo Neque Deus Neque Natura
6. Why Politics is Immanently Theological
Conclusion: The Need for Psychoanalysis

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