Journal Article

A Deleuzian Analysis of Thomas Altizer's Style

Petra Carlsson

in Literature and Theology

Volume 23, issue 2, pages 207-219
Published in print June 2009 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online April 2009 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frp016
A Deleuzian Analysis of Thomas Altizer's Style

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This article offers a new entrance into the radical theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer and suggests a contemporary relevance of his theology that might not yet be fully acknowledged. By relating Altizer's theology to the French thinker Gilles Deleuze's notions of repetition and the actual/virtual the article suggests a subversive force in precisely those stylistic characteristics of Altizer's prose that have been critiqued for indicating an incomplete break with modernist thought.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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