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Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism

Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism

Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Badiou, Alain.
Saint Paul.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou
ISBN: 080474470X 9780804744706 0804744718 9780804744713
OCLC Number: 51093150
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1997.
Description: x, 111 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Paul : our contemporary --
Who is Paul? --
Texts and contexts --
Theory of discourses --
The division of the subject --
The antidialectic of death and resurrection --
Paul against the law --
Love as universal power --
Hope --
Universality and the traversal of differences.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Saint Paul.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by Ray Brassier.
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This book revisits and revises some of the most basic concepts of time in the Judeo-Christian tradition, drawing on St. Paul's writings to rethink a new kind of radical faith in truth as an event, as  Read more...


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"Badiou introduces the reader to the notion that philosophy stands somewhere beyond the commonplace . . . [and] illustrates the way in which during [St. Paul's] time Paul decided that for God Read more...

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