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Vol. 11, no. 2 - Spring 2011
  Absolute Christ or "WDCD?": The Question of Christian Materiality in The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic
Victor Taylor, York University

This book is about not a disembodied belief but the true radical nature of Christianity and its political import. In other words, this debate is not merely...

The Monstrosity of Zizek's Christianity
Carl Raschke, University of Denver

While the exchange between John Milbank and Slavoj Zizek in The Monstrosity of Christ has become one of the most widely discussed books in religious thought...

Operation Neptune Spear
Jeffrey W. Robbins, Lebanon Valley College

In my previously published review essay of this book for Expositions, entitled "The Monstrosity of Protestantism," I made the argument that John Milbank's counter-narrative trope of constructing...

The Monstrosity of the Other
Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas

The Monstrosity of Christ is an important event, an asymmetrical synthesis of sorts between John Milbank and Slavoj Zizek, an impossible encounter concocted in the mad-scientist brain of Creston Davis...

Meeting at the Crossroads: Mapping Worlds and
World Literatures

37th Southern Comparative Literature Association
September 29 - October 1, 2011

Call for papers
The Return of Anti-Religion: From Radical Atheism to Radical Theology
John D. Caputo, Syracuse University

"Postmodern theology" has come of age. It now has its own counter- movement, a new generation of philosophers marching under the flag of materialism, realism...
The Radical Evil of Deconstruction: A Reply to John Caputo
Martin Hagglund, Harvard Society of Fellows

In contemporary debates the most common charge made against religion--whether by those who seek to abolish or to renew religious faith--is that it tends to generate violence...
The Secret that God Keeps from Us: On the Necessary Plurality of
Religions in Kant
Cory Stockwell, University of King's College

Why are there many religions and not just one? Why, whenever we speak of religion, are we always, at the same time, speaking of religions? Why are there many different ways to believe, to pray, to worship...to have faith?...
Rethinking Fundamentalism: Ruhollah Khomeini, Mawlana Mawdudi, and the Fundamentalist Model
Simon A. Wood, Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln

The term ―fundamentalism is used to label a diverse range of religious movements and ideologies. The ways in which scholars have deployed the term vary considerably....
Christ in Circulation: The Eucharistic Exchange and Money
Geoffrey Holsclaw, Marquette University

The practice of liturgy should never be separated from the life of production and consumption. Liturgy draws from the ordinary and everyday products of life: water, bread...
Radical Narcissism an dthe Freedom to Choose Otherwise: A Critique of Hagglund's Derrida
Daniel M. Finer, Syracuse University

Derridian scholarship has recently been unsettled by a new reading of Derrida's work at odds with established interpretations. This new reading is that of Martin Hagglund...

 Book Reviews

A Review of Frederiek Depoortere's The Death of God: An Investigation into the History of the Western Concept of God
Santiago Zabala, ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona

Frederick Depoortere presents The Death of God as an attempt to "follow Martin Heidegger and Alain Badiou in taking Friedrich Nietzsche's proclamation of the death of God...
A Review Essay of William L. Sachs, Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism
Gavin Hyman, University of Lancaster

The beginning of the third millennium of the Christian era witnessed a phenomenon unseen for many years, a schism within one of the largest Christian churches in the world...
A Review of Mark Poster and David Savat, eds., Deleuze and New Technology
Michael J. Ardoline, West Chester University

Deleuze and New Technology aims to adapt Deleuze's thought in order to reflect on contemporary technological advances through the understanding of their functions and the interpretations of...
A Review of Regina Mara Schwartz, Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism: When God Left the World
Daniel McClain, The Catholic University of America

Conceived as the sequel to Curse of Cain: Violent Legacy of Monotheism, in a series which "explore[s] the social and cultural legacies of ancient religion in modern life," Sacramental Poetics to...

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