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Theology and Marxism in Eagleton and Zizek: A Conspiracy of Hope

by Ola Sigurdson

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0230340113, Hardcover)

Far from disappearing after 1989, left-wing political philosophy is today experiencing a renewed vitality. Among the most surprising developments in this renewal is its extensive interest in religion and theology. In this book, Swedish theologian Ola Sigurdson inquire into the reasons for this interest in two prominent Marxist thinkers, the British literary theorist and Catholic agnostic Terry Eagleton and the Slovenian philosopher and Protestant atheist Slavoj Žižek. Showing that their theological choices have profound implications for their political conceptions, Sigurdson suggests that Marxism and theology has a common ground in the urgency of the question of hope.

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Taking its cue from the renewed interest in theology among Marxist and politically radical philosophers or thinkers, this study inquires into the reasons for this interest in theology focusing on the British literary theorist Terry Eagleton and the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj iek, as two contemporary prominent Marxist thinkers.… (more)

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