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Alain Badiou. St. Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. Tran. Ray Brassier. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pgs. St. Paul: The. Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism: Alain Badiou, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. $ Show all authors. Christopher Morse1. Alain Badiou, Saint Paul-The Foundation of Universalism Reviewed By. The Obliteration of Truth by Management: Badiou, St. Paul and the Question of.

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Mar 02, Joe Spencer rated it it was amazing. I found Badiou’s pithy defense of Paul against both of these charges convincing, although I still think a lot of people will use badlou of Paul for these purposes, regardless of Badiou’s reading. Lawrence Wilde – – Contemporary Political Theory 9 3: Open to the public Book English Monash University.

Whether the fkundation did or did not happen does affect the status of Paul’s message. The radical “for all” or the remnant? Saint Paul la Fondation de L’Universalisme. B Book English Monash University. This article has no associated abstract. These 2 locations in South Australia: There were a few chapters where I was lost, but usually the next chapter would pull me back in.

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Badiou’s argument is far more complicated than what I’ve laid out, thee brings me to my next point: Want to Read saving…. Apr 19, Miguel rated it liked it Shelves: The Clamor of Being and Ethics: Universalism cannot, therefore, simply be an image or a doctrine that makes singularities static or seeks to employ them in the service of a particular event understood in only one way.


Also, and this is key for Paul as well as Badiou, the Good News can only work as the event of each universal singularity working within it. I had never read Badiou, and other than knowing that he was French and one of the in vogue “high theorists,” I was basically in the dark about his writing pqul theory.

The invocation of Paul by Badiou shows just how revolutionary this kind of alqin can be. Luckily my French hasn’t rusted completely! Paul is an important figure for Badiou, and I think Paul badiok helps understand Badiou as much as the other way around. But here I encountered a Paul who is knew to me.

Mar aoain, Brian Tringali rated it it was ok. Paul, in an event that, for him, transcends history. This universalism is not an attempt to place any particular ideal above any other. Moore Theological College Library.

Love is the word Badiou uses to signify the opening of universalist revolutionary practice. Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri. Paul, the Apostle, Saint.

Alain Badiou’s St. Paul

How do we escape this bind? Paul’s project is to show that a universal logic of salvation cannot be reconciled with any law, be it one that ties thought to the cosmos, or one that fixes the effects of an exceptional election.

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‘Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism’ by Alain Badiou

I was not familiar with this body of work, which surprised me, as I have read a lot in Paul studies the last dozen years and radically altered my views on him. For instance, near the beginning of the book, Badiou simply states that, of all the canonical epistles attributed to Paul “at least six are certainly apocryphal” 32 without providing any references.

It is impossible that the starting point be the Whole, but just as impossible that it be an exception to the Whole. I think Badiou cares less interpreting other authors’ ideas and more about how those ideas may tje appropriated by the radical left. It repeats the event in a pathetic attempt to recapture a lost revolutionary moment.

Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: After all, he takes the literal existence of Jesus for granted, and, more to the point, he’s reading Paul, not, say, Rashi or some other figure typically excluded from the so-called Western and especially “French” tradition. The Od of Death and Resurrection.

Aug 27, Justin Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: Democracy, Critique and the Ontological Turn. But then, it was never meant to.