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==Source==The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2002. {{BBSZ}}
{{Footer Books Slavoj Žižek}}=====Book Description=====[[CategoryImage:The.Puppet.And.The.Dwarf.jpg|215px|right]]Slavoj Žižek[[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. =====Product Details====={| style="width:100%; border:1px solid #aaa;text-align:left; line-height:2.0em; padding-left:10px;"|width="100%"| [[Category:Works by Slavoj Žižek|Zizek, Slavoj]]. '''''[[CategoryThe Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity|The Puppet and the Dwarf:WorksThe Perverse Core of Christianity (Short Circuits)]]'''''. Cambridge: The MIT Press. October 12, 2003, Paperback, 190 pages, [[Language]][[CategoryEnglish]], ISBN:Books0262740257. <small>Buy it at [], [], [], [Categoryhttp:Psychoanalysis//]or [].</small>|} {{CBBSZ}}
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