God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse (Paperback)

God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse By Slavoj Zizek, Boris Gunjevic, Ellen Elias-Bursac (Translated by) Cover Image
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A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in fresh ways using the tools of Hegelian and Lacanian analysis, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse shows how each faith understands humanity and divinity--and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they may at first seem. 

Chapters include (by Zizek) (1) "Christianity Against Sacred," (2) "Glance into the Archives of Islam," (3) "Only Suffering God Can Save Us," (4) "Animal Gaze," (5) "For the Theologico-Political Suspension of the Ethical," (by Gunjevic) (1) "Mistagogy of Revolution," (2) "Virtues of Empire," (3) "Every Book Is Like Fortress," (4) "Radical Orthodoxy," (5) "Prayer and Wake."

About the Author

Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist SLAVOJ ZIZEK is among the most distinguished intellectuals of the twenty-first century. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and continues to teach worldwide. BORIS GUNJÉVIC serves as a lecturer in ethics at the Biblijski Institut in Zagreb, Croatia. He is the author of Crucified Subject: Without the GrailELLEN ELIAS-BURSAC's translations have appeared in Best European Fiction 2010, Harpers, and Granta. She is the winner of the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship (The Goldsmith's Gold) and the 2006 National Translation Award (Götz and Meyer).

Praise For…

"Zizek has only to clap eyes on a received truth to feel the intolerable itch to deface it … Zizek is that rare breed of writer – one who is both lucid and esoteric. If he is sometimes hard to understand, it is because of the intricacy of his ideas, not because of a self-preening style." —Terry Eagleton

"The most dangerous philosopher in the West." —Adam Kirsch, New Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609803698
ISBN-10: 1609803698
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English