The Fragile Absolute
Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?
A Verso book
Argues that the subversive core of the Christian legacy forms the foundation of a politics of universal emancipation.
One of the signal features of our era is the re-emergence of the 'sacred' in all its different guises, from New Age paganism to the emerging religious sensitivity within cultural and political theory.
The wager of Zizek's The Fragile Absolute – published here with a new preface by the author – is that Christianity and Marxism can fight together against the contemporary onslought of vapid spiritualism. The revolutionary core of the Christian legacy is too precious to be left to the fundamentalists.
- January 2009
- 5.2 × 7.8 in
/ 157 pages
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Endorsements & Reviews
“Righteously to battle the tsunami of postmodern spiritual mush, Zizek attempts a reconciliation between Marxism and Christianity, eccentrically (against Nietzsche) trying to recuperate St Paul for the radical Christian.” — Guardian
“Zizek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation.” — The New Yorker
“This is a subtle argument ... Zizek applies it with a broad brush to both contemporary society and popular culture.” — Boston Book Review
Also by Slavoj Zizek