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Christo-fiction : The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem (Reprint) (Paperback) (Francu0327ois Laruelle)

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François Laruelle's lifelong project of "nonphilosophy," or "nonstandard philosophy," thinks past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realize new relations between religion, science, politics, and art. In Christo-Fiction Laruelle targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and the radical potential of Christ, whose "crossing" disrupts their circular discourse.

Laruelle's Christ is not the authoritative figure conjured by academic theology, the Apostles, or the Catholic Church. He is the embodiment of generic man, founder of a science of humans, and the herald of a gnostic messianism that calls forth an immanent faith. Explicitly inserting quantum science into religion, Laruelle recasts the temporality of the cross, the entombment, and the resurrection, arguing that it is God who is sacrificed on the cross so equals in faith may be born. Positioning itself against orthodox religion and naive atheism alike, Christo-Fiction is a daring, heretical experiment that ties religion to the human experience and the lived world.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Francu0327ois Laruelle
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2016
TCIN: 51505752
UPC: 9780231167253
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2155
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