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A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Ward Blanton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity, the apostle Paul. It ... More


Platonism for the Masses: On the Sacred Cement Shoes of Paul the Apostle

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the political economies of Western cultural memory in relation to the apostle Paul, imagined founder of Christianity. Focusing on the “afterlives” of Saint Paul in relation to more ... More


Contingency; or, Covenantal Comedy: In Praise of Strange Paulinist Federations

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines a moment in earlier materialist philosophy in relation to Saint Paul, namely, Louis Althusser's step toward an “aleatory materialism.” It considers—by way of the Paulinism of ... More


On Being Called Dead: Splitting the Imperative of Being

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Paulinism of Stanislas Breton in relation to the implicit turn toward aleatory materialism in Louis Althusser. It considers Breton's philosophical encounter with Saint Paul ... More


Insurrectionist Risk (Paul Among the Parrhesiasts)

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that Michel Foucault missed a chance for a subversive genealogical encounter with Saint Paul. It describes Paul as the parrhesiast of experimental finitude in relation to care of ... More


Singularity; or, Spiritual Exercise (Paul and the Philosophical Immanence of Foucault and Deleuze)

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Saint Paul as an important figure with which to wrestle at a very specific philosophical moment, a moment in an unfolding ontology Michel Foucault does not resist calling an ... More


Seizures of Chance: Paulinist Agencies in Neocapitalist Contexts

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores temporality and analogical potentials in Pier Paolo Pasolini's screenplay about Saint Paul. Focusinng on Pasolini's novel, Petrolio, it asks what codes eventally emerge into ... More


Conclusion: New Beginnings

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book has explored some of the ways that the apostle Paul appears as a Jewish partisan or sectarian whose singular project alternately failed and passed away before its being simultaneously ... More


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