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For several decades Paul's epistles have been right at the focus of academic and philosophic debate regarding the questions pertaining to Jewish law; love in relation to the law; the linkage between Judaism and Christianity, and so on. What do...


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For several decades Paul's epistles have been right at the focus of academic and philosophic debate regarding the questions pertaining to Jewish law; love in relation to the law; the linkage between Judaism and Christianity, and so on. What do Paul's writings consist of that can be used as a key for understanding Western Culture? Itzhak Benyamini seeks to re-read Paul's epistles using a critical psychoanalytical approach in light of Jacques Lacan's theory, in order to find which unconscious core this text provides us with.

Benyamini examines Paul's use of Christian ritual and concomitant authoritative evocation of the Biblical tenet Love thy Neighbor, in order to establish a communal Christian identity, separate from 'carnal' Judaism and idolatry alike. According to Benyamini, Paul has founded a narcissist community of sons who place the Son at the centre of their existence. Consequently, the Christian Imaginary is juxtaposed as an alternative to pagan-carnal pleasure - but also as alternative to Judaic law.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 396631
  • Product Code 9780567123930
  • ISBN 0567123936
  • EAN 9780567123930
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Jan 2014
  • Sales Rank 23425
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 7mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

Itzhak Benyamini

Itzhak Benyamini lectures at Ben Gurion University, Israel.

  • Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Law, Desire And Transgression In Lacan And Paul Chapter 2: The Son And The Community Of Sons Chapter 3: 'love Thy Neighbour' Chapter 4: Circumcision As Regressive Conversion Chapter 5: Baptism - Into Christ Chapter 6: The Lord's Supper - The Community Ingests Itself Conclusion Afterword Bibliography

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