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Baudrillard and theology

Walters, James (2012) Baudrillard and theology. Philosophy and theology . T&T Clark International, London, UK. ISBN 9780567559722

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Abstract

Jean Baudrillard was one of the foremost intellectual figures of the late twentieth century and his work is currently reaching a new prominence in the English-speaking world. Known as the “high priest of postmodernity”, Baudrillard never directly addressed theological concerns. However, his provocative analysis of the changing nature of reality, subjectivity and agency is of increasing importance to contemporary theology. Furthermore, his mode of cultural analysis (which he himself describes as “mystical”) provides fruitful possibilities for theological reasoning in the post-idealist world he describes. James Walters provides the context of Baudrillard’s writing and identifies key influences. He then sets out his core ideas, drawing in theological responses and relating them to theological concerns. Finally, he highlights some areas of his work of particular theological interest.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 16:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42428/

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