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Future Christ : A Lesson in Heresy - Francois Laruelle

Future Christ

A Lesson in Heresy

Hardcover Published: 17th February 2011
ISBN: 9781441118332
Number Of Pages: 184

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Future Christ is one of the first English translations of the work of Fran├žois Laruelle, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary French philosophy and the creator of the practice of 'non-philosophy'.

In this work Laruelle draws on material from the traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Gnosticism, but he does so by suspending their authority. This adventure in non-philosophy does not claim to think for religion, but from it as material and with disinterest towards its self-given status as ultimate authority. This provocative, yet remarkably accessible book introduces philosophy to the lessons of heresy and makes use of them in a non-philosophical "dualysis" of messianism and apocalypticism. Laruelle investigates the "heretic question", analogous to but historically distinguished from the "Jewish question", to develop a "non-Christian science" that struggles against and for our World. Future Christ thus opens up novel ways of thinking within existing religious and philosophical thought and marks an incisive and wide-ranging non-philosophical engagement with key contemporary debates in philosophy and theology.

The Triptych: Author's Forewordp. ix
The Philosopher and the Heretic: Translator's Introductionp. xi
Glossaryp. xxvi
Future Christianityp. 1
Introducing Philosophy to Heresyp. 31
The Past Foreclosed to Memoryp. 73
Persecution and Revelationp. 92
The Last Prophet or Man-Messiahp. 113
Toward Non-Christian Sciencep. 126
Other worksp. 147
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9781441118332
ISBN-10: 1441118330
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 17th February 2011
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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