The Reception of Paul the Apostle in the Works of Slavoj Žižek

  • Ole Jakob Løland

Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ole Jakob Løland
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ole Jakob Løland
    Pages 63-111
  4. Ole Jakob Løland
    Pages 149-196
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-224

About this book


This is the first book devoted entirely to exploring Žižek's peculiar kind of Paulinism. It seeks to provide a full map of the Marxist philosopher’s interpretations of Paul and critically engage with it. As one of several radical leftists of European critical thought, Žižek embraces the legacy of an ancient apostle in fascinating ways. This work considers Žižek's philosophical and political readings of Paul through the lens of reception history, and argues that through this recent philosophical turn to Paul, notions of the historical and philosophical are reproduced and negotiated anew.


Badiou Taubes Agamben Critchley Esposito

Authors and affiliations

  • Ole Jakob Løland
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91727-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91728-3
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