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By Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud observed Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the faith a "Platonism for the masses" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating extra immanent, fabric modes of inspiration and political harmony. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of distinction espoused by way of Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural reminiscence don't pass some distance sufficient when it comes to the imagined founding father of Christianity.

Blanton demanding situations the assumption of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or type of social keep an eye on. He finds in Pauline legacies another way repressed assets for brand spanking new materialist spiritualities and new types of radical political cohesion, releasing "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical proposal can take place in dicy, radical freedom.

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1057/9780230297562 - Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, Edited by Cordelia Beattie and Kirsten A. Fenton Ruling Masculinities: From Adam to Apollonius of Tyre in Corpus 201b Carol Braun Pasternack Adam se æresta man, ‘Adam the first man’: these words initiate the reader into the contents of Corpus Christi College Cambridge (CCCC) 201b, a mid-eleventh-century codex of Anglo-Saxon provenance with some text in Latin but most in Old English. Without title or other rubric identifying its purpose, origin, or date, this complex document, 133 pages long, has been treated by modern scholars as a resource for editions of laws, sermons, penitentials, and other texts.

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