By Adam Kotsko

Slavoj Žižek has been referred to as an "academic rock star." As public visibility of the Slovenian thinker and psychoanalyst raises, so too does the intensity of his engagement with Christian theology. Žižek's contemporary paintings comprises prolonged remedies of key Christian thinkers from Paul, Pascal, and Kierkegaard to G. ok. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, whereas Christology and different theological issues have supplied the most important issues of reference. Žižek has even stated that "to develop into a real dialectical materialist, one should still battle through the Christian experience."

But Žižek's paintings on Christianity frequently overwhelms scholars of theology. to be certain, Žižek's type of argumentation is uncommon and his strategies are complicated. however the extra uncomplicated challenge is that his paintings on Christianity is an extra improvement of a broader highbrow undertaking verified in lots of volumes produced through the Nineties. This booklet will deliver scholars of theology up to the mark in this broader highbrow venture, with a watch towards what brings Žižek to an specific engagement with Christianity and the way either his past and more moderen works are proper for theological reflection.

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