Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gregor McLennan Reviews Two of Eagleton's Latest Books

Gregor McLennan reviews Terry Eagleton's Trouble with Strangers and Reason, Faith, and Revolution in the latest New Left Review (64, July-August 2010). It's required reading if all this St Paul and so-called revolutionary Christianity talk of the post-secular turn has made you think that, as McLennan writes,
The whole discussion, moreover, rests on what is becoming an uncritical dogma in contemporary post-secularism: that recurrent metaphysical puzzlement signals the timeless irrepressibility and primacy of religion rather than our continuous cognitive and imaginative activity, of which religion is but one (variable) expression. 

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