Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | March 9, 2015

    Rhianna Walton: IMG Erik Larson: The Powells.com Interview



    Erik LarsonI've been a fan of Erik Larson's riveting brand of narrative history for years, and his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$18.75
List price: $19.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Christianity- New Testament General

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

by

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (Cultural Memory in the Present) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 continues to be relevant for us today.

In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead.

Book News Annotation:

French philosopher Badiou offers a daring reinterpretation of St. Paul. Instead of the venerable saint of Christian tradition, or the venomous priest execrated by philosophers such as Nietzsche, Badiou portrays Paul as an original and still-revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity melds truth and subjectivity in a way that continues to be relevant today. As a bearer of universal truths that simultaneously shatter Judaic Law and Greek Logos, Paul stands as a countercultural figure who struggles for a new and better world order. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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 the advent of the incalculable, a modality that remakes the pairing religious/secular.

Synopsis:

“This book is a daring and provocative confrontation of religion and secular practice, the aim of which is to recover the radical core of Pauls militant philosophical, or ‘antiphilosophical, project.” —James I. Porter,University of Michigan

About the Author

Alain Badiou holds the Chair of Philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Several of his books have been translated into English, including Manifesto for Philosophy (1999), Deleuze: The Clamor of Being (2000) and Ethics: an Essay on the Understanding of Evil (2001).

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804744713
Translator:
Brassier, Ray
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Translator:
Brassier, Ray
Author:
Badiou, Alain
Author:
Brassier, Ray
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Biblical teaching
Subject:
Universalism
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Paul
Subject:
Universalism -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
Christianity-New Testament General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Series Volume:
107-485
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Koran interpreted :a translation Used Trade Paper $7.50
  2. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Introduction to Phenomenology Used Trade Paper $39.00
  4. Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of... New Trade Paper $30.75
  5. On Belief (Thinking in Action) Used Trade Paper $14.00
  6. Early India : From Origins To Ad... Used Trade Paper $28.00

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » General
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Christianity » New Testament » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (Cultural Memory in the Present) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.75 In Stock
Product details 128 pages Stanford University Press - English 9780804744713 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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 the advent of the incalculable, a modality that remakes the pairing religious/secular.
"Synopsis" by ,
“This book is a daring and provocative confrontation of religion and secular practice, the aim of which is to recover the radical core of Pauls militant philosophical, or ‘antiphilosophical, project.” —James I. Porter,University of Michigan
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.