By Gil Anidjar
Blood, in Gil Anidjar's argument, maps the singular historical past of Christianity. a class for old research, blood might be noticeable via its literal and metaphorical makes use of as deciding on, occasionally even defining, Western tradition, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law.
Engaging with numerous resources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medication, legislations and literature, and fiscal and political proposal, from old Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. the superiority of blood within the social, juridical, and political association of the fashionable West signs that we don't reside in an earthly age into which faith may perhaps go back. Flowing throughout a number of obstacles, infusing them with violent precepts that we needs to deal with, blood undoes the presumed oppositions among faith and politics, economic climate and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we expect of as smooth is in truth imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, has to be reconsidered past the bounds of faith alone.
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Blood: A Critique of Christianity (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) by Gil Anidjar