Alain Badiou. St. Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. Tran. Ray Brassier. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pgs. St. Paul: The. Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism: Alain Badiou, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. $ Show all authors. Christopher Morse1. Alain Badiou, Saint Paul-The Foundation of Universalism Reviewed By. The Obliteration of Truth by Management: Badiou, St. Paul and the Question of.

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Some of the most exciting bits of the book are when Badiou shows how Paul anticipates Nietzsche’s own ideas. To pronounce t he Good News, one must force a different thinking, a thinking of indifference that could react radically to the law of automatism.

So, I Googled to learn more and discovered a rich literature and even textbooks of selections of such writings on Paul. Public Private login e. I want to go to a church where they study this alaun Sunday school.

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou

May 11, Xdyj rated it really liked it Shelves: Thirdly, it is only because Badiou dismisses the book of Acts as ‘ideologically tainted’ a common Marxist tactic – the book, Badiou claims, was most likely written to appeal to Roman society “[Acts] is [probably] an official document, whose function is to provide an account of the first decades of Christianity that would be as uniform, organization, uuniversalism “Roman” as possible” 26 – that he can assert that Paul avoided using rational arguments and miracles to authenticate his message.

He even cites Greek sometimes, ffoundation his translations check out although I am not super versed in the Koine dialect. Were Badiou to acknowledge controversial claims wherever they are, his book would have profited immensely.


By “statist” I mean that which enumerates, names, and controls the parts of a situation. Separate different tags with a comma. Secondly, Badiou simply states that the resurrection was a fable and not a historical event in the colloquial sense of event. Democracy, Critique and the Ontological Turn. Badiou’s Paul is therefore an ok Paul, without remainder, but only because Badiou decides not to engage the whole of the Pauline corpus, even within the limits he sets.

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Badiou explains how our current political climate is so ruled by commodity fetishism that ov have started to treat identities as commodities, and even when we try to recognize identities for the force of good, e. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Skip to content Skip to search. Wolanski – – Dialogue and Universalism 9.

I had never read Badiou, and other than knowing that he was French and one of the in vogue “high theorists,” I was basically in badiuo dark about his writing and theory.

Paul’s project is to show that a universal logic of salvation cannot be reconciled with any law, be it one that ties thought to the cosmos, or one that fixes the effects of an exceptional election.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Check copyright status Cite this Title Saint Paul: Paul’s profound idea is that Jewish discourse and Greek discourse are the fpundation aspects of the same figure of mastery You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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‘Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism’ by Alain Badiou

Love as Universal Power. No available generality can account for it, nor structure the subject who claims to follow in its wake. My first Badiou, and it would feel as if it were my first Paul, had it not been for my fundy upbringing. Paul centers his thought upon a fabulous event–the resurrection–which opens up the opportunity to create a new, universal humanity, a new creature. The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou. The University of Queensland.


Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

Badiou sees Paul as an opportunity for a very particular type of action. Jan 30, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, once again, the fact that Badiou simply states that the resurrection is a fable, without even acknowledging the controversy, suggests that he hasn’t been alaib his homework.

Badiou makes it clear early on that he cares little for the religious implications of his book.

The introduction explains how this antiphilosophy might be considered valuable in our own century. The result is, firstly, that neither of the two dis courses can be universal, because each supposes the persistence of the other; and secondly, that the two discourses share the presupposition that the key to salvation is given to us within the universe, whether it be through direct mastery of the totality Greek wisdomor through mastery bzdiou a literal tradition and the deciphering of signs Jewish ritualism and prophetism While Paul may have been unhappy wi This is written by a French philosopher who is at best undecided in terms of belief.

Luckily my French hasn’t rusted completely! Related resource Contributor biographical information at http:

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