Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty (Meridian: Crossing by Giorgio Agamben,Adam Kotsko

By Giorgio Agamben,Adam Kotsko

during this follow-up to The state and the Glory and The maximum Poverty, Agamben investigates the roots of our ethical notion of responsibility within the conception and perform of Christian liturgy. starting with the hot testomony and dealing via to overdue scholasticism and sleek papal encyclicals, Agamben strains the Church's makes an attempt to copy Christ's unrepeatable sacrifice. the most important this is the paradoxical determine of the priest, who turns into a growing number of a natural software of God's strength, in order that his personal causes and personality are completely detached so long as he contains out his priestly tasks. In modernity, Agamben argues, the Christian priest has develop into the version moral topic. We see this especially in Kantian ethics. Contrasting the Christian and smooth ontology of accountability with the classical ontology of being, Agamben contends that Western philosophy has spread out within the pressure among the 2. This most modern installment within the learn of Western political buildings all started in Homo Sacer is a contribution to the research of liturgy, an extension of Nietzsche's family tree of morals, and a remodeling of Heidegger's background of Being.

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