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Žižek: A (Very) Critical Introduction
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Žižek: A (Very) Critical Introduction


Eerdmans 2008

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It has been the brilliance of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek to uniquely weave theology, psychoanalysis, and politics together into stunning commentary on contemporary culture. Assuming little prior knowledge of this controversial (atheist, communist) philosopher, Marcus Pound provides the first comprehensive, systematic account of Žižek’s work as it relates specifically to theology and religious studies.

For more works on philosophy, check out the Eerdmans Philosophy Collection (6 vols.).

Key Features

  • Provides the first comprehensive, systematic account of Žižek’s work


  • God, Dereliction, and Violence
  • Belief before Belief
  • Why the Political Act Must Necessarily Adopt the Form of the Religious Act
  • Sexual Difference and Non-All (Pas-tout)
  • Enjoy Your Religion

Praise for the Print Edition

With clarity and humor, and in wonderfully short compass, Marcus Pound introduces the thought of not only Slavoj Žižek but also his guru, Jacques Lacan. Pound finds in these masters of inversion a profound anti-theology that only needs to become more theological—more orthodox—in order to work, to rid us of complacency. This is a book for those new to Žižek and for those who, knowing him already, want to know him newly—as the theologian he might almost be. It’s as enjoyable as reading Žižek himself.

—Gerard Loughlin, professor, Durham University

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About Marcus Pound

Marcus Pound is research fellow in Catholic studies at Durham University and assistant director of the Durham Centre for Catholic Studies.

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