Agamben and Theology (Philosophy and Theology)

Agamben and Theology (Philosophy and Theology)

By: Colby Dickinson (author)Paperback

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This book contains a view of the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben in relation to his own most basic theological premises and the discipline of theology. Though the work of Italian theorist Giorgio Agamben has been increasing in popularity over the last several years in the English-speaking world, little work has been done directly on the theological legacy which actually dominates the overall force of his critical analyses, a topic which has intrigued his readers since the publication of his short book on Saint Paul's "Letter to the Romans". "Agamben and Theology" intends to illuminate such a connection by examining the theologically inflected terms that have come to dominate his work over time, including the messianic, the sacred, sovereignty, glory, creation, original sin, redemption, and revelation. "The Philosophy and Theology" series looks at major philosophers and explores their relevance to theological thought as well as the response of theology.

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Colby Dickinson is a Doctoral Researcher at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium.


1) Toward a poetic atheology: Defining the scission between poetry and philosophy; 2) The 'original sin' of classification: The 'society of the spectacle' and the state of signification; 3) Biopolitics and the theological body: The figure of 'bare life', or the homo sacer; 4) The profanation of revelation: On language as the name of God; 5) The weak force of the messianic: From Benjamin to Saint Paul and back again. 6) Citing authority: The role of canonical representations; 7) Potentiality as a force of creation and de-creation; 8) On tragedy and hope: The 'return' of the Divine Comedy.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780567622242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780567622242
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 056762224X

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