‘The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For?’ by Slavoj Žižek

First published by Verso in 2000.

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One of the signal features of our era is the re-emergence of the ‘sacred’ in all its different guises, from New Age paganism to the emerging religious sensitivity within cultural and political theory.

The wager of Žižek’s The Fragile Absolute is that Christianity and Marxism can fight together against the contemporary onslought of vapid spiritualism. The revolutionary core of the Christian legacy is too precious to be left to the fundamentalists.

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