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The faith of the faithless : experiments in political theology, Simon Critchley

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The faith of the faithless : experiments in political theology
Title
The faith of the faithless
Title remainder
experiments in political theology
Statement of responsibility
Simon Critchley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The return to religion has arguably become the dominant theme of contemporary culture. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from theological, indeed cosmic, conflict
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
201/.72
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The faith of the faithless : experiments in political theology, Simon Critchley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 1.Introduction -- Wilde Christianity -- A Simple Enough Summary of the Argument -- 2.The Catechism of the Citizen -- Why Politics Is Not Practicable without Religion and Why This Is Problematic -- Althusser and Badiou on Rousseau -- Why Are Political Institutions Necessary? The "Violent Reasoner" and the Problem of Motivation in Politics -- The Being of Politics, or the Misnomer of the Social Contract -- The General Will, Law, and the Necessity for Patriotism -- Theatre Is Narcissism -- The Authority of the Law -- The Paradox of Sovereignty -- The Problem of Civil Religion -- Dollar Bills, Flags, and Cosmic War -- Fictional Force: How the Many Are Governed by the Few -- The Politics of the Supreme Fiction -- Why Badiou Is a Rousseauist -- 3.Mystical Anarchism -- Carl Schmitt: The Political, Dictatorship, and the Importance of Original Sin -- John Gray: The Naturalization of Original Sin, Political Realism, and Passive Nihilism -- Millenarianism --
  • Contents note continued: The Movement of the Free Spirit -- Becoming God -- Communistic Consequences -- Mysticism Is Not about the Business of Fucking -- Do Not Kill Others, Only Yourself -- Some Perhapses: Insurrection and the Risk of Abstraction -- The Politics of Love -- 4.You Are Not Your Own: On the Nature of Faith -- Reformation -- Paul's Address -- Troth-Plight: Faith as Proclamation -- Heidegger on Paul -- Paul and Mysticism -- Parousia and the Anti-Christ -- As Not: Paul's Meontology -- The Powerless Power of the Call of Conscience -- The Null Basis-Being of a Nullity: Dasein's Double Impotence -- Crypto-Marcionism -- Faith and Law -- 5.Nonviolent Violence -- Violent Thoughts about Slavoj Zizek -- Violence and Nonviolence in Benjamin -- Divine Violence and the Prohibition of Murder -- The Resistance of That Which Has No Resistance: Violence in Levinas -- Resistance Is Utile: Authoritarianism versus Anarchism -- The Problem with Principled Nonviolence -- 6.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: Be It Done For You, As You Believed
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781844677375
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781681688
  • 16884301
Label
The faith of the faithless : experiments in political theology, Simon Critchley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 1.Introduction -- Wilde Christianity -- A Simple Enough Summary of the Argument -- 2.The Catechism of the Citizen -- Why Politics Is Not Practicable without Religion and Why This Is Problematic -- Althusser and Badiou on Rousseau -- Why Are Political Institutions Necessary? The "Violent Reasoner" and the Problem of Motivation in Politics -- The Being of Politics, or the Misnomer of the Social Contract -- The General Will, Law, and the Necessity for Patriotism -- Theatre Is Narcissism -- The Authority of the Law -- The Paradox of Sovereignty -- The Problem of Civil Religion -- Dollar Bills, Flags, and Cosmic War -- Fictional Force: How the Many Are Governed by the Few -- The Politics of the Supreme Fiction -- Why Badiou Is a Rousseauist -- 3.Mystical Anarchism -- Carl Schmitt: The Political, Dictatorship, and the Importance of Original Sin -- John Gray: The Naturalization of Original Sin, Political Realism, and Passive Nihilism -- Millenarianism --
  • Contents note continued: The Movement of the Free Spirit -- Becoming God -- Communistic Consequences -- Mysticism Is Not about the Business of Fucking -- Do Not Kill Others, Only Yourself -- Some Perhapses: Insurrection and the Risk of Abstraction -- The Politics of Love -- 4.You Are Not Your Own: On the Nature of Faith -- Reformation -- Paul's Address -- Troth-Plight: Faith as Proclamation -- Heidegger on Paul -- Paul and Mysticism -- Parousia and the Anti-Christ -- As Not: Paul's Meontology -- The Powerless Power of the Call of Conscience -- The Null Basis-Being of a Nullity: Dasein's Double Impotence -- Crypto-Marcionism -- Faith and Law -- 5.Nonviolent Violence -- Violent Thoughts about Slavoj Zizek -- Violence and Nonviolence in Benjamin -- Divine Violence and the Prohibition of Murder -- The Resistance of That Which Has No Resistance: Violence in Levinas -- Resistance Is Utile: Authoritarianism versus Anarchism -- The Problem with Principled Nonviolence -- 6.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: Be It Done For You, As You Believed
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781844677375
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781681688
  • 16884301

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