Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zizek's St Paulian Act

From Adorno and Theology by Christopher Brittain: Zizek "looks to those moments where religion encourages people to act decisively for the 'truth', appreciating in particular 'Christ's famous words about how he has come to bring the sword and division, not unity and peace'. In St Paul, he sees a call to 'commit ourselves to an excessive intensity which puts us beyond "mere life'". Such an understanding serves as a model for what Zizek calls an 'event' or 'radical Act'. This is characterized by an action that breaks the cycle of ideological positions that shape an existing situation. (167)"

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