Foucault and Religion: Spiritual Corporality and Political Spirituality

Routledge (2000)

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Jeremy Carrette
University of Kent
Abstract
Foucault and Religion seeks to unearth a new dimension of Foucault scholarship. Renowned Foucault scholar Jeremy Carrette reveals not simply how Foucault's work can be applied to religion but how a religious question at the heart of Foucault's own work offers a radical challenge to religious ideas. Carrette argues that Foucault offers a twofold critique of Christianity by bringing the body and sexuality into religious practice and exploring a political spirituality of the self. This first major commentary on Foucault and religion opens up the diverse religious questions the philosopher raises in his work, and sheds new light on how Foucault challenges religious thinking and transforms religious understanding.
Keywords Religion Philosophy
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Call number B2430.F724.C365 1999
ISBN(s) 0415202590   9780415202596  
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