PDF | On Jan 1, , Pieter Lemmens and others published Saint Paul. The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou; Ray Brassier. Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism: Alain Badiou, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. $ Show all authors. Christopher Morse1. DOWNLOAD. In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the.

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‘Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism’ by Alain Badiou

Why did Unlversalism give this book only one star? Nietzche a toujours vu en Saint-Paul la haine de la vie, le triomphe de la mort et la figure du juif errant. The Foundation of Universalism is yet another religious intervention into a practical philosophy that can help us understand the eventizing of revolutionary activity. The Clamor of Being and Ethics: Shimon Gibson, a non-Christian archeologist has, himself, stated in his book The Final Days of Jesus, that “[t]he reality is that there is no historical explanation for the empty tomb, other than if we adopt a theological one, i.

In Badiou’s terms this is the fidelity to the truth-event the resurrection of Foundattion.

But here I encountered a Paul who is knew to me. Mar 03, Matt rated it really liked it. The radical “for all” or the remnant?

Open Preview See a Problem? For Paul, the importance of the messiah was the event of his resurrection.

Account Options Sign in. Wright and Gary Habermas to name but two. I will use some passages in sermons, I’m sure. Nov 17, Thomas Fackler rated it it was amazing Recommends foundatoin for: Aug 27, Justin Evans rated it really liked it Shelves: I decided to order this one, as I have also never read Badiou, so I could check the box of having read one of his books and thus kill two birds with one stone.

May 11, Xdyj rated it really liked it Shelves: This book, and a little google fu, helped me learn that Badiou is primarily concerned with “the event. It can only perpetuate itself in in-difference, in a difference that constantly seeks its own repetition as absolutely different and singular.

Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism – Alain Badiou – Google Books

I want to go to a church where they study this in Sunday school. And I’m certain I did not grasp all of Badiou’s meaning. The universal, for Paul, is that Jesus rose from universaoism dead. The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou. Dec 31, Albert rated it really liked it.

Moreover, if we incorporate the book of Acts as well as the rest of Paul’s epistles into the study, Badiou will have to admit that there were times when Paul reasoned, and other times when he performed miracles.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 20, Ampat Varghese rated it it was amazing Shelves: References to this book Private Dwelling: Badiou’s Paul is therefore an ok Paul, without remainder, but only because Badiou decides not to engage the whole of the Pauline corpus, even within the limits he sets.

This having been said, I know that most critical scholars still regard II Timothy and Ephesians to be authentic. Difficult to read if you’re not familiar with the writings of Paul. Paul’s antiphilosophical progression – a militant universalism to A quick read.

I am rather proud of myself, as I could not find a copy of this book at the library in English I resorted to reading a French copy. Although Badiou is, I think, correct in asserting that Paul extends his universalist discourse so far as to prevent it from being confined to and monopolized by mystical obscurantist discourse, he misses the fact that Paul is himself mystic on the basis of his own transformative conversion experience who founds universalism out of a mystical event that exceeds all previous mystical discourses.

Despite the absolute need to work together or to form the community of believers based upon the Christ event, sin marks division and discord through this facile myth. May 03, Chelsea Szendi marked it as to-read Shelves: Perhaps you will charge me with ‘missing the point’. Aug 30, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: He is, rather, a new kind of figure – an anti-philosopher and an apostle. Paul, in an event that, for him, transcends history. Took a while to understand and get the point, though, due to the complexity of the language and my lack of philosophical grasp of English.