Faith of the Faithless: Experiments on Political Theology

Author(s): Simon Critchley


Why do we still have religion? It seems to offer nothing but violence, suppression and conflict. Discussing the relationship between religion and politics, exploring questions of faith, love, human nature and original sin, Simon Critchley asks whether we can establish a faith for the faithless and how it can manifest itself in everyday life, from the identity of love to the role of violence.

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"[A] movingly optimistic work ... Critchley, poetically and persuasively, suggests ways in which this might be accomplished." Stuart Kelly, Guardian "A sustained and fascinating reflection on the place of religion in political discourse." Giles Fraser, New Statesman "Provides a powerful vision of what our politics ought to look like." David Winters, Los Angeles Review of Books

SIMON CRITCHLEY is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School of Social Research in New York. He is the author of Infinitely Demanding, Ethics - Politics - Subjectivity and The Book of Dead Philosophers. He is a frequent contributor to the philosophy column in the New York Times.

General Fields

  • : 9781781681688
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : January 2014
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Critchley
  • : Paperback
  • : 320