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The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence

Davis Hankins (author) Adrian Johnston (Series edited by)
Todd Mcgowan (Series edited by)
Slavoj iek (Series edited by)

ISBN: 9780810130128

Publication Date: Nov 2014

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Recent philosophical reexaminations of sacred texts have focused almost exclusively on the Christian New Testament, and Paul in particular. The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence revives the enduring philosophical relevance and political urgency of the book of Job and thus contributes to the recent "turn toward religion" among philosophers such as Slavoj iek and Alain Badiou.
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Recent philosophical reexaminations of sacred texts have focused almost exclusively on the Christian New Testament, and Paul in particular. The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence revives the enduring philosophical relevance and political urgency of the book of Job and thus contributes to the recent "turn toward religion" among philosophers such as Slavoj iek and Alain Badiou. Job is often understood to be a trite folktale about human limitation in the face of confounding and absolute transcendence; on the contrary, Hankins demonstrates that Job is a drama about the struggle to create a just and viable life in a material world that is ontologically incomplete and consequently open to radical, unpredictable transformation. Job's abiding legacy for any future materialist theology becomes clear as Hankins analyzes Job's dramatizations of a transcendence that is not externally opposed to but that emerges from an ontologically incomplete material world.
Pages 236
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2014
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Series Diaeresis
Subject/s Philosophy of religion   Biblical studies & exegesis  
Davis Hankins is a lecturer at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA.

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