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A Materialism for the Masses free pdf Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a "Platonism for the masses" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by 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 memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity. Blanton challenges the idea of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or form of social control. He unearths in Pauline legacies otherwise repressed resources for new materialist spiritualities and new forms of radical political solidarity, liberating "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical thought can manifest in risky, radical freedom.

About Ward Blanton

Ward Blanton is reader in biblical cultures and European thought at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

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Author : Ward Blanton
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 21 March 2014
ISBN : 0231166915
EAN : 9780231166911
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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