Christ's Subversive Body Paperback

Practices of Religious Rhetoric in Culture and Politics

by Olga V. Solovieva;


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Christ's Subversive Body

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Christ's Subversive Body offers a fascinating exploration of six historical examples of politically or culturally subversive usages of the body of Christ. Shining a light on the enabling potential of religious rhetoric, Solovieva examines how in moments of crisis or transition throughout Western history the body of Christ has been deployed in a variety of discourses, including recent neo- and theoconservative movements in the United States. Solovieva's survey includes the iconoclastic polemics of Epiphanius at the moment of struggles for supremacy between the Roman state and the Christian church, the mystical theologico-political alchemy of an anonymous treatise circulated at the Council of Constance, Lavater's counter-Enlightenment visions of the afterlife expressd through physiognomy, Dostoevsky's refashioning of ethical communities, Pier Paolo Pasolini's attempts to provoke the "scandal" of Jesus's mission once more in the modern world, and the elaboration of a political theology subordinating democratic dissent to the higher unity of a corporately conceived "unitary executive" in early twenty-first-century America. Solovieva presents her findings not as an entry into theological or Christological debates but rather as a study in comparative discourse analysis. She demonstrates how these uses of Christ's body are triggered by moments of epistemological, political, and representational crisis in the history of Western civilization.

Christ's Subversive Body by Olga V. Solovieva was published by Northwestern University Press in November 2017. The ISBN for Christ's Subversive Body is 9780810135994.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherNorthwestern University Press (November 2017)
Weight455g
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780810135994
ISBN-10081013599X
Product Code4518953
Page last updated 25th January 2018
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