From religionless Christianity to immanent grace : Bonhoeffer's legacy in Badiou

Show simple item record Urbaniak, Jakub 2015-06-23T10:12:47Z 2015-06-23T10:12:47Z 2014-10
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to answer the question: In what sense can Alain Badiou's idea of evental grace, conceived of as radically immanent, be understood as the continuation of the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's nonreligious interpretation? The thematic scope of my analysis is determined by two factors: first, the notions of "religionless Christianity" and "immanent grace" which, as I will argue, despite the evident discrepancy between Bonhoeffer's and Badiou's ontological backgrounds, allow for grasping some analogies between both their general insights and particular views and, second, the willingness to preserve the integrity of each approach. In order to meet the latter requirement I will, first, examine the contexts of Bonhoeffer's concept of worldly faith and Badiou's concept of immanently actual infinity one by one, through the lens of their respective agendas. Only then several analogies among them will be suggested by pointing to the essential continuity of Bonhoeffer's legacy in Badiou with concurrent discontinuity regarding both the ontological basis and the theological implications of their views. Finally, I will suggest a possible message that the trajectory of thought indicated by Bonhoeffer and Badiou might convey to Christianity today.It ought to be mentioned that while Bonhoeffer's theology constitutes the proper and direct object of this study, my treatment of Badiou's philosophy assumes an effort of appropriating his thought theologically, which in itself constitutes an unobvious and often audacious task. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2015-10-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Urbaniak, JM 2014, 'From religionless Christianity to immanent grace : Bonhoeffer's legacy in Badiou', Journal of Religion, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 457-484. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0022-4189 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1549-6538 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject Religionless Christianity en_ZA
dc.subject Immanent grace en_ZA
dc.subject Alain Badiou en_ZA
dc.subject Idea of evental grace en_ZA
dc.subject Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) en_ZA
dc.title From religionless Christianity to immanent grace : Bonhoeffer's legacy in Badiou en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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