Radical Theologies and Philosophies

Christianity, Plasticity, and Spectral Heritages

Authors: Taylor, Victor E.

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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the cultural representations of Jesus in the context of contemporary religious theory and continental philosophy. It looks at Jesus in view of an updated Derridean hauntology and spectrality, with an emphasis on the inherent plasticity of the Christian heritage. While the work engages with the recent Jesus-centered writings of Slavoj Žižek, François Laruelle, and Giorgio Agamben, it places a greater and much needed emphasis on the philosophical, theological, and cultural links between a plastic, hauntological Christian heritage and Jesus’s historically evolving plural subjectivity, with the latter explored in texts of popular culture. It is a multidisciplinary study of Jesus, as well as a dynamic Christian heritage that simultaneously constructs and deconstructs Jesus’s philosophical, political, and cultural centrality.

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Victor E. Taylor is Chair of the Department of English and Humanities and Director of The Center for Civic Arts and Humanities at York College of Pennsylvania.  He is the executive editor of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and author of Religion After Postmodernism (2008), The Religious Pray, the Profane Swear (2002), and Para/Inquiry: Postmodern Religion and Culture (2000).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Christ, Non-rendering

    Taylor, Victor E.

    Pages 1-8

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  • (Dis)Emergence to Spectral Subjectivity

    Taylor, Victor E.

    Pages 9-51

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  • Jesus, Figure of Arrival

    Taylor, Victor E.

    Pages 53-86

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  • Jesus’s Spectral Heritage

    Taylor, Victor E.

    Pages 87-128

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  • The Jesus Potential

    Taylor, Victor E.

    Pages 129-177

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christianity, Plasticity, and Spectral Heritages
Authors
Series Title
Radical Theologies and Philosophies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60991-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60991-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60990-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 182
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