“Birth of God” Theology Needs to Die

I’m going to throw out a wild confession:  I do not understand “birth of God” theologians. I do not understand what they are trying to pull. How is it that these people can be so well-versed in critical theory and the like, and arrive at the conclusion that they should maintain the concept of God?… Continue reading “Birth of God” Theology Needs to Die

Recognising No Other World: Radical Theology as Truth Procedure

One of the things that keeps Christianity, as well as the wider field of religion more generally, interesting to me is the potential both have to be mobilised within Alain Badiou’s category of a “truth procedure”. A truth procedure isn’t interested in specific details of what some claims as a “truth”—in terms, for example, of… Continue reading Recognising No Other World: Radical Theology as Truth Procedure

Altizer on Caputo on Altizer—40 years ago

Jack Caputo likes to tell of how he finds the rhetoric of the 'death of God' misconceived—apparently we really need to speak of the 'birth of God'. Sure, whatever, that's nice. What interests me is that there comes with this the suggestion that the 'death of God' theologians have missed a trick, got it wrong.… Continue reading Altizer on Caputo on Altizer—40 years ago

The Antichrist: Or, On the Proper Use of “Christianity”

The very word “Christianity” is a misunderstanding: in truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross. The “evangel” died on the cross. (612) The one God and the one Son of God—both products of ressentiment. (616) As I was doing a round trip to a Taiwanese Island a day or two… Continue reading The Antichrist: Or, On the Proper Use of “Christianity”