‘Žižek Reading Bonhoeffer: Towards a Radical Critical Theology’ by Bojan Koltaj

Published inside Radical Theologies and Philosophies series by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.


This book critically examines Bonhoeffer’s social theology in Sanctorum Communio from the perspective of Žižek’s theological materialism. Specifically, it refers to Žižek’s struggling universality of abandonment and its ethic of indifference in consideration of Bonhoeffer’s transcendental personalist community of saints and its ethic of universal love. As such, it represents an attempt to reflect on the content, act, and implication of theological thought without presuppositions and an argument for the necessity of such an approach—a radical approach that is true to theology’s critical character of challenging narratives and revealing exceptions in search of truth.

Bojan Koltaj is an associate lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, UK. 

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