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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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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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Books by Slavoj Žižek

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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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Zizek, Slavoj. 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. Buy it at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.fr.