By Ward Blanton
Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the hundreds" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of idea and political cohesion. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused via Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural reminiscence don't move some distance sufficient relating to the imagined founding father of Christianity.
Blanton demanding situations the belief of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or type of social keep an eye on. He finds in Pauline legacies another way repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new kinds of radical political cohesion, releasing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical notion can occur in dicy, radical freedom.
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A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture) by Ward Blanton