Foucault and Theology (Philosophy and Theology)

Foucault and Theology Philosophy and Theology Near the end of his life Michel Foucault turned his attention to the early church Fathers He did so not for anything like a return to God but rather because he found in those sources alternatives for

  • Title: Foucault and Theology (Philosophy and Theology)
  • Author: Jonathan Tran
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  • Page: 115
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  • Near the end of his life, Michel Foucault turned his attention to the early church Fathers He did so not for anything like a return to God but rather because he found in those sources alternatives for re imaging the self And though Foucault never seriously entertained Christianity beyond theorizing its aesthetic style one might argue that Christian practices like confessNear the end of his life, Michel Foucault turned his attention to the early church Fathers He did so not for anything like a return to God but rather because he found in those sources alternatives for re imaging the self And though Foucault never seriously entertained Christianity beyond theorizing its aesthetic style one might argue that Christian practices like confession or Eucharist share family resemblances to Foucaultian sensibilities This book willexplain howto do theology in light of Foucault, or precisely, to read Foucault as if God mattered Therefore, it will seek to articulate practices like confession, prayer, and so on as techniques for the self, situate the church as politics within present constellations of power, disclose theological knowledges as modes of critical intervention, or what Foucault called archaeology, and conceptualize Christian existence in time through mnemonic practices of genealogy.

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    • Jonathan Tran

      Education Duke University, The Graduate School, Department of Religion, Durham, NC Ph D Theology Ethics, Spring 2006 Minors Political Theory external , Early Church History internal Duke University, The Divinity School, Durham, NC M.Div summa cum laude, 2002University of California at Riverside B.A Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science, 1994Biography Jonathan Tran joined Baylor s Department of Religion in 2006 after completing his graduate studies in theology and ethics at Duke University He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and his research interests sit though they travel often at the intersections of systematic theology, theological ethics, political theory, ordinary language philosophy, bioethics, and race identity theory Along with his family, he serves as Faculty in Residence in Dawson Allen Hall which is home to the Leadership living and learning center.

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