Satan and Apocalypse : and other essays in political theology / Thomas J.J. Altizer
- Altizer, Thomas J. J.
- Uniform Title:
- Essays. Selections
- Albany : State University of New York Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xi, 119 pages ; 24 cm.
- SUNY series in theology and Continental thought
- Satan and Apocalypse: a renewal of Milton and Spinoza -- The transfiguration of Christianity -- The absolute heterodoxy of William Blake -- Nietzsche and Apocalypse -- America and the death of God -- Joyce and the Christian epic tradition -- Revolutionary Apocalypse -- Theological apology.
- In this series of essays, Thomas J.J. Altizer explores the Christian epic as the site of modern revolutionary apocalyptic reenactments and renewals of the original apocalypse enacted by Jesus Christ and primitive Christianity. Beginning with the pivotal seventeenth-century figures Milton and Spinoza, Altizer analyzes the apocalyptic visions of key figures of modernity, including Blake, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Joyce, often juxtaposing them to surprising and illuminating effect. These revolutionary moments stand in opposition to what Altizer calls the pathological modern counterrevolution that dominates the world today, which is an effect of a new postmodernity and of a progressive dissolution of historical consciousness. Through his analysis of modern apocalyptic moments and thinkers, this book becomes an elegant and accessible guide to Altizer?s own apocalyptic vision and his ultimate project of the total and comprehensive reconstruction of theology.
- 9781438466736 (hardcover alkaline paper)
1438466730 (hardcover alkaline paper)
- Includes index.
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