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Baudrillard and Theology

Hardback|Jun 2012
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This is a look at Baudrillard's thought from a theological perspective. Jean Baudrillard was one of the foremost intellectual figures of the late twentieth century and his work is currently reaching a new prominence in the English-speaking world. Unlike other...


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This is a look at Baudrillard's thought from a theological perspective. Jean Baudrillard was one of the foremost intellectual figures of the late twentieth century and his work is currently reaching a new prominence in the English-speaking world. Unlike other subjects of this series, Baudrillard's work is not directly addressed to theological concerns, espousing a post-Nietschean nihilism. However, his provocative analysis of the changing nature of reality, subjectivity and agency is of increasing importance to contemporary theology. Furthermore, his mode of cultural analysis (which he himself describes as "mystical") provides fruitful possibilities for theological reasoning in the post-idealist world he describes. Jim Walters provides the context of Baudrillard's writing and identifies key influences. He then sets out his core ideas, drawing in theological responses and relating them to theological concerns. Finally, he highlights some areas of his work of particular theological interest. "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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 365498
  • Product Code 9780567543950
  • ISBN 0567543951
  • EAN 9780567543950
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Jun 2012
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

James Walters

James Walters is Chaplain to the London School of Economics.

  • Introduction: Overcoming The Real; Part I, Signs, Systems And '68; Simulation And The Hyperreal; Exchange: Economic And Symbolic; Life After God; Part Ii, Sacraments And Simulacra; Eschatology, Terrorism And Death; Beyond Good And Evil; Barred Bodies; Fragments In The Desert; Radical Otherness.

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