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=====Book Description=====
[[Image:The.Puppet.And.The.Dwarf.jpg|300px215px|right]]Slavoj [[Zizek ]] has been called "an academic rock star" and "the wild man of [[theory]]"; his [[writing ]] mixes astonishing erudition and references to pop [[culture ]] in [[order ]] to dissect current [[intellectual ]] pieties. In ''The Puppet and the Dwarf'' he offers a close [[reading ]] of today's [[religious ]] constellation from the viewpoint of [[Lacanian ]] [[psychoanalysis]]. He critically confronts both predominant versions of today's spirituality--New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian [[Judaism]]--and then tries to redeem the "[[materialist]]" kernel of [[Christianity]]. His reading of Christianity is explicitly [[political]], discerning in the [[Pauline ]] [[community ]] of believers the first version of a revolutionary collective. Since today even advocates of [[Enlightenment ]] like Jurgen [[Habermas ]] acknowledge that a religious [[vision ]] is needed to ground our [[ethical ]] and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this book--with a stance that is clearly materialist and at the same [[time ]] indebted to the core of the [[Christian ]] legacy--is certain to stir controversy.
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|width="100%"| [[Slavoj Žižek|Zizek, Slavoj]]. '''''[[The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity|The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (Short Circuits)]]'''''. Cambridge: The MIT Press. October 12, 2003, Paperback, 190 pages, [[Language ]] [[English]], ISBN: 0262740257. <small>Buy it at [], [], [], [] or [].</small>
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