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Christo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

François Laruelle


This book targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and explores the radical potential of Christ, whose “crossing” disrupts their circular discourse. It is built upon the idea of “nonphilosophy,” or “nonstandard philosophy.” This is a way of thinking that goes past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realize new relations among religion, science, politics, and art. The book describes a Christ who is not the authoritative figure conjured by academic theology, the Apostles or the Catholic Church. Instead He is the embodiment of g ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, Christ, nonphilosophy, nonstandard philosophy, academic theology, Apostles, Catholic Church, Gnostic messianism, quantum science, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167246
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Laruelle, author