A brilliant dissection and reconstruction of the three major faith-based systems of belief in the world today, from one of the world's most articulate intellectuals, Slavoj Zizek, in conversation with Croatian philosopher Boris Gunjevic. In six chapters that describe Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in fresh ways using the tools of Hegelian and Lacanian analysis, "God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse" shows how each faith understands humanity and divinity--and how the differences between the faiths may be far stranger than they may at first seem.
Chapters include (by Zizek) (1) "Christianity Against Sacred," (2) "Glance into the Archives of Islam," (3) "Only Suffering God Can Save Us," (4) "Animal Gaze," (5) "For the Theologico-Political Suspension of the Ethical," (by Gunjevic) (1) "Mistagogy of Revolution," (2) "Virtues of Empire," (3) "Every Book Is Like Fortress," (4) "Radical Orthodoxy," (5) "Prayer and Wake.
About the Author
Slovenian philosopher and critical theoristSLAVOJ ZIZEKis among the most distinguished intellectuals of the twenty-first century. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and continues to teach worldwide.BORIS GUNJEVICserves as a lecturer in ethics at the Biblijski Institut in Zagreb, Croatia. He is the author of"Crucified Subject: Without the Grail."ELLEN ELIAS-BURSAC's translations have appeared in Best European Fiction 2010, "Harpers," and"Granta." She is the winner of the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship (The Goldsmith's Gold) and the 2006 National Translation Award (Gotz and Meyer)."