The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence

Author:   Davis Hankins ,  Adrian Johnston ,  Todd McGowan ,  Slavoj Yiyek
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
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9780810130128


Pages:   236
Publication Date:   30 November 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Recent philosophical reexaminations of sacred texts have focused almost exclusively on the Christian New Testament, and Paul in particular. The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence revives the enduring philosophical relevance and political urgency of the book of Job and thus contributes to the recent turn toward religion among philosophers such as Slavoj Zizek and Alain Badiou. Job is often understood to be a trite folktale about human limitation in the face of confounding and absolute transcendence; on the contrary, Hankins demonstrates that Job is a drama about the struggle to create a just and viable life in a material world that is ontologically incomplete and consequently open to radical, unpredictable transformation. Job's abiding legacy for any future materialist theology becomes clear as Hankins analyzes Job's dramatizations of a transcendence that is not externally opposed to but that emerges from an ontologically incomplete material world.

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Author:   Davis Hankins ,  Adrian Johnston ,  Todd McGowan ,  Slavoj Yiyek
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
Imprint:   Northwestern University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.594kg
ISBN:  

9780810130128


ISBN 10:   0810130122
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   30 November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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In this book Davis Hankins develops a sophisticated interpretation of the Book of Job, informed by biblical scholarship and psychoanalytic theory. . . . This is a very comprehensive analysis and an impressive book. --Reading Religion


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Davis Hankins is a lecturer at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA.

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