Žižek reading Bonhoeffer: Towards a radical critical theology


Koltaj, B. 2019. Žižek reading Bonhoeffer: Towards a radical critical theology. Cham Palgrave Macmillan.
AuthorsKoltaj, B.

This book critically examines Bonhoeffer’s social theology in Sanctorum Communio from the perspective of Žižek’s theological materialism. Specifically, it refers to Žižek’s struggling universality of abandonment and its ethic of indifference in consideration of Bonhoeffer’s transcendental personalist community of saints and its ethic of universal love. As such, it represents an attempt to reflect on the content, act, and implication of theological thought without presuppositions and an argument for the necessity of such an approach—a radical approach that is true to theology’s critical character of challenging narratives and revealing exceptions in search of truth.

KeywordsŽižek ; Bonhoeffer; Theology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print02 Sep 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited30 Aug 2023
Place of publicationCham
SeriesRadical Theologies and Philosophies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26094-1
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