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Bibil Identifier bibil:137461
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Children of Light
Title (English, ) Neo-Paulinism and the Cathexis of Difference (Part II)
Author Moreiras, Alberto
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 1, Issue: 2)
Undefined link Children of Light
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 1-13 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Première partie dans The Bible and Critical Theory 1/1 (2004).
Abstract This essay, of which the second part appears in this the second issue of the journal, investigates Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou’s investment in the thought of Saint Paul as part of an ongoing revision of the modern notion of the subject of the political. I call their attempt ‘neo-Paulinism’, and I find a limit in the fact that neo-Paulinism is unable to account for the ubiquitous presence, in the political, of the non-subject of the political. If all politics are theological that posit as their primary referent the search for a subject of the political, is it possible to move towards a de-theologisation of politics through thinking the non-subject? Such a thought would call for a dissolution of the presumed unity of thinking and being, of deliberation and action – but a dissolution beyond the possibility of mediation by regulative ideas.
DOI 10.2104/bc050005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
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