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Religion and culture

Author: Michel Foucault; Jeremy R Carrette
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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Postmodern theorist Michel Foucault is best known for his work on "power/ knowledge", and on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. Yet throughout his life, Foucault was continually concerned with Christianity, other spiritual movements and religious traditions, and the death of God, and these themes and materials scattered are throughout his many writings. Religion and Culture collects for the first time  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault; Jeremy R Carrette
ISBN: 0415923611 9780415923613 041592362X 9780415923620
OCLC Number: 41326198
Description: xxi, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Madness, religion and the avant-garde. Religious deviations and medical knowledge (1962) ; A preface to transgression (1963) ; The debate on the novel (1964) ; The prose of Actaeon (1964) ; Philosophy and the death of God (1966) ; Who are you, Professor Foucault? (1967) --
Religion, politics and the East. On religion (1978) ; Michel Foucault and Zen : a stay in a Zen temple (1978) ; Sexuality and power (1978); Is it useless to revolt? (1979) ; Pastoral power and political reason (1979) --
Christianity, sexuality and the self : fragments of an unpublished volume. On the government of the living (1980) ; About the beginning of the hermeneutics of the self (1980) ; Sexuality and solitude (1980) ; The battle for chastity (1982) --
Postscript : 'I am not what I am' : Foucault, Christian asceticism, and a 'way out' of sexuality / Mark Vernon.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; selected and edited by Jeremy R. Carrette.
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Postmodern theorist Michel Foucault is best known for his work on "power/ knowledge", and on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. Yet throughout his life, Foucault was continually concerned with Christianity, other spiritual movements and religious traditions, and the death of God, and these themes and materials scattered are throughout his many writings. Religion and Culture collects for the first time this important thinker's work on religion, religious experience, and society.

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