The rediscovery of Paul by atheistic and agnostic European philosophers is a striking development in recent scholarship. Here Radical Orthodox theologian Milbank, militant Marxist philosopher Slavjov Zizek, Catherine Pickstock, and editor Davis debate Paul's theology of liberation; and its relationship to an activating liturgy, the logic of mediation, the death of philosophy, and the future. 272 pages, softcover from Brazos.
The rediscovery of the apostle Paul by atheistic or agnostic European philosophers is one of the most striking recent developments in philosophy--and certainly one of keen interest to the church. These philosophers view Paul as having a revolutionary understanding of authority and politics.
Bringing together Radical Orthodox theologian John Milbank, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, and Creston Davis, who has been a student of both, this book reflects on Paul's new moment in secular philosophy. In a debate format, Žižek brings Marxist and post-Marxist ideas into a discussion with Milbank about the influence of Paul. The book also includes a contribution from Catherine Pickstock.
John Milbank (PhD, University of Birmingham) is professor of religion, politics, and ethics at the University of Nottingham and director of the Centre for Philosophy and Theology. He previously taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Cambridge and is the author of numerous books, including the acclaimed Theology and Social Theory. Slavoj Žižek (PhD, University of Ljubljana) is a professor at the Institute for Sociology in Slovenia and professor of philosophy and psychoanalysis at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He has published over fifty books and lectured at universities around the world. Creston Davis (PhD, University of Virginia) is assistant professor of religion at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He studied with both Milbank and Žižek and coedited Theology and the Political: The New Debate with them.