by Marika Rose
from Modern Believing Vol 57:3 - July 2016

Abstract:

Slavoj Žižek’s enthusiastic endorsement of the Christian legacy as the only hope for the future of radical politics has, unsurprisingly, made him popular amongst many Christians and theologians in recent years. This article explores the underlying logic of Žižek’s celebration of the Christian legacy, arguing that his dual celebration of the Christian and European legacies not only reveals the entanglement of his argument with the white supremacist logic of Christian superiority but begins to expose the ways in which Žižek’s focus on Christian Europe is inconsistent with his own fundamental ontological claims.

Keywords:

ANTI-SEMITISM, CHRISTIANITY, COLONIALISM, EUROPE, UNIVERSALITY WHITE SUPREMACY, ŽIŽEK


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