Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/337988
Title:
"To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers
Authors:
Kuipers, Ronald A.
Other Titles:
ICS 220501 W15. "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers; ICT5764HS L0101. "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Citation:
Kuipers, Ronald A. "ICS 220501 W15: "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers" (2015). Syllabi. Institute for Christian Studies.
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/337988
Type:
Syllabus
Language:
en
Description:
Key contemporary thinkers within and beyond the borders of Christianity have engaged in a new exploration of Pauline texts, in order to uncover what Jacob Taubes has called Paul’s “political theology.” In this seminar, we will explore key texts in this growing literature, paying particular attention to that group of thinkers whom John D. Caputo has dubbed “the new trinity of Paul”: Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. The relatively recent interest in Paul amongs such “non-religious” thinkers as these prompts several initial questions: Why Paul? Why now? What is it about contemporary global society that has led these thinkers to become convinced that Paul’s writings hold a particularly important and salient message for our time? What do these thinkers say that message is? As we develop various answers to these and other questions through class discussion, we will also pay attention to the way in which this turn to Paul affects the future course of secular thinking. Could it be that this new interest in Paul is a further sign that the West is moving into a ‘postsecular’ era, one that is less allergic to religious sources of insight into the shared social and political problems that the global human community currently faces? In turn, we will also explore how the insights of these philosophers affect a Christian’s understanding of Paul’s writings.
Keywords:
Pauline texts; Paul, the Apostle, Saint; Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-; Badiou, Alain; Žižek, Slavoj; Postsecularism
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections:
Syllabi 2010-2015

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dc.contributor.authorKuipers, Ronald A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-09T13:56:13Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-09T13:56:13Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-
dc.identifier.citationKuipers, Ronald A. "ICS 220501 W15: "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophers" (2015). Syllabi. Institute for Christian Studies.en_GB
dc.identifier.otherCourse code: ICS 220501 W15-
dc.identifier.otherCourse code: ICT5764HS L0101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/337988-
dc.descriptionKey contemporary thinkers within and beyond the borders of Christianity have engaged in a new exploration of Pauline texts, in order to uncover what Jacob Taubes has called Paul’s “political theology.” In this seminar, we will explore key texts in this growing literature, paying particular attention to that group of thinkers whom John D. Caputo has dubbed “the new trinity of Paul”: Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Žižek. The relatively recent interest in Paul amongs such “non-religious” thinkers as these prompts several initial questions: Why Paul? Why now? What is it about contemporary global society that has led these thinkers to become convinced that Paul’s writings hold a particularly important and salient message for our time? What do these thinkers say that message is? As we develop various answers to these and other questions through class discussion, we will also pay attention to the way in which this turn to Paul affects the future course of secular thinking. Could it be that this new interest in Paul is a further sign that the West is moving into a ‘postsecular’ era, one that is less allergic to religious sources of insight into the shared social and political problems that the global human community currently faces? In turn, we will also explore how the insights of these philosophers affect a Christian’s understanding of Paul’s writings.en_GB
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dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.rightsCopyright, Institute for Christian Studies, all rights reserved.en_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_GB
dc.subjectPauline textsen_GB
dc.subjectPaul, the Apostle, Sainten_GB
dc.subjectAgamben, Giorgio, 1942-en_GB
dc.subjectBadiou, Alainen_GB
dc.subjectŽižek, Slavojen_GB
dc.subjectPostsecularismen_GB
dc.title"To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophersen
dc.title.alternativeICS 220501 W15. "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophersen_GB
dc.title.alternativeICT5764HS L0101. "To the Unknown God": Paul and Some Philosophersen_GB
dc.typeSyllabusen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelMAen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen_GB
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