Foucault and Religion
By (author) Jeremy Carette
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Foucault and Religion by Jeremy Carette
Book DescriptionFoucault and Religion is the first major study of Michel Foucault in relation and response to Religion. Jeremy Carrette offers us a challenging new look at Foucault's work and addresses a religious dimension that has previously been neglected. We see that prior to Foucault's infamous unpublished volume in the 'History of Sexuality', on the theme of Christianity, there is a complex religious sub-text which anticipates this final unseen work. Jeremy Carrette argues that Foucault offers a twofold critique of Christianity by bringing the body and sexuality into religious practice and exploring a political spirituality of the self. He shows us that Foucault's creation of a body theology through the death of God, reveals how religious beliefs reflect the sexual body, questions the notion of a mystical archaeology and exposes the political technology of confession. Anyone interested in understanding Foucault's thought in a new light will find this book a truly fascinating read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415202602
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This is the first major study of Michel Foucault in relation and response to religion. It offers us a challenging new look at Foucault's work and addresses a religious dimension that has previously been neglected.
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