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Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Cultural Memory in the Present
  • By Alain Badiou
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In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today.
In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780804744713
    • Manufacturer: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780804744713
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2003
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Alain Badiou
    • Page Count: 128
    • Width: 6.34 inches
    • Height: 0.45 inches
    • Length: 8.46 inches
    • Weight: 0.39 pounds
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