Review of Slavoj žižek and John Milbank's, the monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or dialectic? Edited by creston Davis [Book Review]

Sophia 49 (1):165-167 (2010)
The Monstrosity of Christ provides an exchange between the Slovenian theorist Slavoj Žižek and the British theologian John Milbank. Both authors argue that Christianity is the religion of ‘absolute truth,’ but provide very different accounts of this. Milbank argues that Christianity is true insofar as only the incarnation of Christ mediates the paradoxical metaphysical participation of the finite within the infinite. Žižek argues that the crucifixion of Christ constitutes the death of God, demonstrating that there is no providential or transcendent reality supervening on human history. This realization constitutes the universal truth of Christianity.
Keywords John Milbank  Slavoj Žižek  Creston Davis  Radical Orthodoxy  Death of God  Analogy  Participation
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-009-0145-0
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