A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy by Ward Blanton

By Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the loads" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of concept and political team spirit. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused by means of 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 pass some distance sufficient on the subject of the imagined founding father of Christianity.

Blanton demanding situations the belief of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or kind of social regulate. He finds in Pauline legacies in a different way repressed assets for brand new materialist spiritualities and new sorts of radical political team spirit, releasing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical suggestion can appear in dicy, radical freedom.

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