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Inversions of Apocalypse

Written by Slavoj ZizekAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Slavoj Zizek and Boris GunjevicAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Boris Gunjevic
Translated by Ellen Elias-BursacAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ellen Elias-Bursac

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On Sale: April 17, 2012
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-60980-370-4
Published by : Seven Stories Press Seven Stories Press
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A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in fresh ways using the tools of Hegelian and Lacanian analysis, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse shows how each faith understands humanity and divinity--and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they may at first seem. 

Chapters include (by Zizek) (1) "Christianity Against Sacred," (2) "Glance into the Archives of Islam," (3) "Only Suffering God Can Save Us," (4) "Animal Gaze," (5) "For the Theologico-Political Suspension of the Ethical," (by Gunjevic) (1) "Mistagogy of Revolution," (2) "Virtues of Empire," (3) "Every Book Is Like Fortress," (4) "Radical Orthodoxy," (5) "Prayer and Wake." 

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