Foucault and Religion

Foucault and Religion

Spiritual Corporality and Political Spirituality

eBook - 2000
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
Foucault and Religion is the first major study of Michel Foucault in relation and response to Religion. Jeremy Carrette offers us a challenging new look at Foucault's work and addresses a religious dimension that has previously been neglected. We see that prior to Foucault's infamous unpublished volume in the 'History of Sexuality', on the theme of Christianity, there is a complex religious sub-text which anticipates this final unseen work.
Jeremy 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. He shows us that Foucault's creation of a body theology through the death of God, reveals how religious beliefs reflect the sexual body, questions the notion of a mystical archaeology and exposes the political technology of confession.
Anyone interested in understanding Foucault's thought in a new light will find this book a truly fascinating read.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780203457818
0203457811
9780203766057
0203766059
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 215 pages)
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