Paul's Summons to Messianic Life

Political Theology and the Coming Awakening
Product Number: EB00662878
Released: Mar 27, 2016
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ISBN: #9780231539159
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Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, ?i?ek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul's emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By thoroughly reexamining Pauline eschatology, L. L. Welborn suggests that neighbor-love depends upon an orientation toward the messianic event, which Paul describes as the "now time" and which he imagines as "awakening." Welborn compares the Pauline dialectic of awakening to attempts by Hellenistic philosophers to rouse their contemporaries from moral lethargy and to the Marxist idea of class consciousness, emphasizing the apostle's radical spirit and moral relevance.

Author(s): L.L. Welborn
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2015

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