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Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

L. Welborn


Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul's emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By reexamining Pauline eschatology, this text 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.” The book 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 rele ... More

Keywords: Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, Santner, Apostle Pual, neighbor-love, eschatology, Pauline dialectic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171311
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. Welborn, author
Fordham University

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