The Resource A theology of failure : Žižek against Christian innocence, Marika Rose., (ebook)

A theology of failure : Žižek against Christian innocence, Marika Rose., (ebook)

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A theology of failure : Žižek against Christian innocence
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A theology of failure
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Žižek against Christian innocence
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Marika Rose.
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eng
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Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of how to understand and respond to this failure is complex and contested. Against both the radical orthodox attempt to return to a time before the theology's failure and the deconstructive theological attempt to open theology up to the hope of a future beyond failure, Rose proposes an account of Christian identity as constituted by, not despite, failure. Understanding failure as central to theology opens up new possibilities for confronting Christianity's violent and kyriarchal history and abandoning the attempt to discover a pure Christ outside of the grotesque materiality of the church. The Christian mystical tradition begins with Dionysius the Areopagite's uncomfortable but productive conjunction of Christian theology and Neoplatonism. The tensions generated by this are central to Dionysius's legacy, visible not only in subsequent theological thought but also in much twentieth century continental philosophy as it seeks to disentangle itself from its Christian ancestry. A Theology of Failure shows how the work of Slavoj ♯i<U+00d7>ek represents an attempt to repeat the original move of Christian mystical theology, bringing together the themes of language, desire, and transcendence not with Neoplatonism but with a materialist account of the world. Tracing these themes through the work of Dionysius and Derrida and through contemporary debates about the gift, violence, and revolution, this book offers a critical theological engagement with ♯i<U+00d7>ek's account of social and political transformation, showing how ♯i<U+00d7>ek's work makes possible a materialist reading of apophatic theology and Christian identity
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Midwest
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Rose, Marika
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230.092
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Perspectives in Continental philosophy
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  • Žižek, Slavoj
  • Pseudo-Dionysius
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Philosophical theology
  • Postmodernism
  • Mysticism
  • Electronic books
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A theology of failure : Žižek against Christian innocence, Marika Rose., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780823284085
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(electronic bk.)
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A theology of failure : Žižek against Christian innocence, Marika Rose., (ebook)
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Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823284085
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
Publisher number
MWT12356915
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12356915
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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