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Žižek’s Political Theology

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Abstract

After introducing Žižek’s conceptual framework of Hegel, Marx and Lacan who shape the general method of his critical analysis as a philosopher of contradiction, the chapter provides an account of Žižek’s engagement with theology, its importance for his political thought and the outcome thereof—a radical universalism grounded in the theology of dialectical materialism. It also offers an admittedly cursory yet functional account of theological engagement with Žižek thus far in order to show the potential but also imperative for what is to follow—a Žižekian critical examination of Bonhoeffer’s demonstration of the sociological potential of theology.

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