Disturbing politics: neo-paulinism and the scrambling of religious and secular identities

Blanton, W. (2007) Disturbing politics: neo-paulinism and the scrambling of religious and secular identities. Dialog, 46(1), pp. 3-13. (doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2007.00302.x)

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Abstract

One of the most remarkable characteristics of recent cultural theory is its obsession with the early Christian apostle Paul. With this interest in Paul as contemporary cultural theory, a panoply of modern identities find themselves obsolesced, scrambled, or otherwise useless. This essay attempts to find new points of orientation within those scrambled identities that have appeared with this new Paul, and the essay does so by exploring the idea that we are now repeating a Pauline moment of kairos, that apocalyptic moment in which meaningful transformation of the world may occur.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blanton, Dr Ward
Authors: Blanton, W.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Dialog
ISSN:0012-2033
ISSN (Online):1540-6385
Published Online:01 March 2007

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