Refusal of Crisis

Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


This chapter focus on the refusal of the phenomenon of crisis. The main argument is that refusing crisis entails a refusal of salvation and, consequently, a refusal of fascism. From that moment of refusal, time is experienced as kairos, a contingent temporality that breaks chronological time through revolt. As an example of revolt, the chapter analyses the conflict between kairos and salvation in the light of the Kronstadt commune. It then explores how fascism can also develop from kairos at any possible moment in capitalist societies, thus pointing to rejecting the ideological stance of fascism as historically defeated by the capitalist liberal order. The figures of the Spanish republican, the Franciscan and the punk will be used as examples to discuss this myth.


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