Slavoj Žižek’s Way to Paul: The Hegelian Paulinist

  • Ole Jakob Løland
Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


A proper work of reception history of Paul in the intellectual activities of Slavoj Žižek can take advantage of interesting links between the philosopher’s intellectual production and the roots of some these ideas in the biography as well as from the historical context of post-Communist Slovenia. An early phase of Žižek’s intellectual trajectory that seeks to delegitimize and unmark political power is marked by an absence of Paul, while the latter work—from The Ticklish Subject (1999) onward—seeks to legitimize a radical political leftism that is expressed through simultaneous engagements with the figure of Paul the Apostle and Lenin the revolutionary.

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  • Ole Jakob Løland
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  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

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