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Displacing Christian Origins : Philosophy, Secularity, and the New Testament.

By: Series: Religion and PostmodernismPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780226056883
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Displacing Christian Origins : Philosophy, Secularity, and the New TestamentDDC classification:
  • 270.1072
LOC classification:
  • BT40
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION Interdisciplinary Maps of Religion and Secularity: Toward a Critical Present -- 1 Escape from the Biblical Aura: Hegel and Strauss on "Modern" Biblical Criticism -- 2 The Mechanics of (Dis)Enchantment: Nietzsche and D. F. Strauss on the Production of Religious Texts in the Age of Industrial Media -- 3 Paul's Secretary: Heidegger's Apostolic Light from the Ancient Near East -- 4 Reason's Apocalypse: Albert Schweitzer's "Fully Eschatological" Jesus and the Collapse of Metaphysics -- CONCLUSION Displacing Christian Origins as Displacements of Religion and Secularity -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
Summary: Recent critical theory is curiously preoccupied with the metaphors and ideas of early Christianity, especially the religion of Paul. The haunting of secular thought by the very religion it seeks to overcome may seem surprising at first, but Ward Blanton argues that this recent return by theorists to the resources of early Christianity has precedent in modern and ostensibly secularizing philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger. Displacing Christian Origins traces the current critical engagement of Agamben, Derrida, and Žižek, among others, back into nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century philosophers of early Christianity. By comparing these crucial moments in the modern history of philosophy with exemplars of modern biblical scholarship-David Friedrich Strauss, Adolf Deissmann, and Albert Schweitzer-Blanton offers a new way for critical theory to construe the relationship between the modern past and the biblical traditions to which we seem to be drawn once again. An innovative contribution to the intellectual history of biblical exegesis, Displacing Christian Origins will promote informed and fruitful debate between religion and philosophy..
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Intro -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION Interdisciplinary Maps of Religion and Secularity: Toward a Critical Present -- 1 Escape from the Biblical Aura: Hegel and Strauss on "Modern" Biblical Criticism -- 2 The Mechanics of (Dis)Enchantment: Nietzsche and D. F. Strauss on the Production of Religious Texts in the Age of Industrial Media -- 3 Paul's Secretary: Heidegger's Apostolic Light from the Ancient Near East -- 4 Reason's Apocalypse: Albert Schweitzer's "Fully Eschatological" Jesus and the Collapse of Metaphysics -- CONCLUSION Displacing Christian Origins as Displacements of Religion and Secularity -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.

Recent critical theory is curiously preoccupied with the metaphors and ideas of early Christianity, especially the religion of Paul. The haunting of secular thought by the very religion it seeks to overcome may seem surprising at first, but Ward Blanton argues that this recent return by theorists to the resources of early Christianity has precedent in modern and ostensibly secularizing philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger. Displacing Christian Origins traces the current critical engagement of Agamben, Derrida, and Žižek, among others, back into nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century philosophers of early Christianity. By comparing these crucial moments in the modern history of philosophy with exemplars of modern biblical scholarship-David Friedrich Strauss, Adolf Deissmann, and Albert Schweitzer-Blanton offers a new way for critical theory to construe the relationship between the modern past and the biblical traditions to which we seem to be drawn once again. An innovative contribution to the intellectual history of biblical exegesis, Displacing Christian Origins will promote informed and fruitful debate between religion and philosophy..

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