A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul

Kobo ebook | September 20, 2011

byStanislas Breton, Ward Blanton, Joseph N Ballan

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Newly translated and critically situated, this edition of A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul takes a fresh approach to the philosopher's classic work, reacquainting readers with the remarkable ways in which an ancient apostle can reset our understanding of the political. Breton begins with Paul's biography and the texts of his conversion, which challenge common conceptions of identity. He broaches the question of allegory and divine predestination, introduces the idea of subjectivity as an effect of power, and he confronts Paul's critique of law, which leads to an exploration of the logics and limits of agency and power. Breton develops these and other insights in relation to Paul's subversive reflections on the crucified messiah, which challenge meaning and reason and upend our current world order.

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Newly translated and critically situated, this edition of A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul takes a fresh approach to the philosopher's classic work, reacquainting readers with the remarkable ways in which an ancient apostle can reset our understanding of the political. Breton begins with Paul's biography and the texts of his conversi...

Stanislas Breton (1912-2005) was a renowned French theologian and philosopher who taught at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Institut Catholique of Paris and Lyon. His books in English include The Word and the Cross.Ward Blanton is senior lecturer in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. His first ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dispossessed Life: Introduction to Breton's Paul
Ward Blanton
A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul
Preface
1. Biographical Outline
2. Hermeneutics and Allegory
3. Jesus the Christ: Faith and the Law
4. The Pauline Cosmos
5. The Church According to Saint Paul
6. The Cross of Christ
Notes
Bibliography

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This translation of Stanislas Breton's A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul was an excellent decision. Breton's book is timely and, as an already established classic, it will without a doubt receive a wide reading. Ward Blanton's introduction also provides a value-added component.