Posts Tagged: Milbank

Becoming Conscious of the ‘Other Other’ [2]

Other Other [1] Our attempts to engage ‘the other’ open us up to real complications – in particular with regard to the ‘other others’ who are by definition not being helped by us if we are focusing on helping one set of others. We might generously let someone pull out in front of us in

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Zizek vs Milbank | Christianity as the Death and Resurrection of God

A very interesting, if complex, debate at the ICA last night between Slavoj Zizek – atheist, Marxist – and John Milbank – ‘radical orthodox’ theologian. Both are clearly fearsome intellects, though doubtless Zizek has the better jokes. It would be an impossible task (actually, Thomas Lynch does a great job here!) to even attempt a

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‘God Does Not Believe in Himself’

Still working my way through The Monstrosity of Christ, a dual between Zizek (Marxist-Atheist) and Milbank (Radical Orthodox) in which the atheist rather brilliantly claims to be a far better Christian that the orthodox theologian. One passage I’ve been very struck by in Zizek’s opening salvo as he discusses religion in general: Christianity is the

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