This article explores the cultural significance of faith among US evangelical Protestants. It is argued that evangelical conceptions of faith provide an idiom for expressing religiosity that transcends conventional notions of belief, which alone do not account for the ideals of evangelical subjectivity. Through an analysis of group rituals in a Tennessee megachurch, along with a discussion of the historical roots of evangelical theology and the growing influence of charismatic Christianity, the article highlights an emphasis on radical intersubjectivity that calls upon the faithful to submit to the totalizing authority of divine agency. It is further argued that evangelical conceptions of faith feature a strand of anti-humanism that resonates with the increasingly authoritarian politics of the post-welfare era, which are explored in relation to the growing phenomenon of altruistic faith-based activism.
Evangelical Protestant Conceptions of Faith and the Resonance of Anti-humanism
Humanism and Anti-Humanism in Daoist and Enlightenment Political Thought
Some contemporary authors have witnessed the flourishing of the Sinophilia of the Early Enlightenment and the direct impact of Daoist and Chinese thought on the ideas of Spinoza, Leibniz, Voltaire, Quesnay and the philosophes and have proceeded to make overt connections between the Daoist notion of 'non-action' or Wu wei and Enlightenment doctrines of laissez-faire. In contrast to such approaches, I argue that these frequent conceptual comparisons have often been inappropriate where touchstone humanist notions devoid of the Dao de Jing's fundamental spiritual and metaphysical commitments are brought forward as evidence of interconnection.
Although most of the contemporary debates around subjectivity are framed by a rejection of the metaphysical subject, more time needs to be spent developing the implications of abandoning the meta-physics of constraint. Doing so provides the key to approaching our pressing problem that concerns freedom, and only once invisible, ideal "constraints" have been adequately understood will all of the contemporary puzzlement that concerns intentional resistance to power be assuaged. While Sartre does not solve the problem of freedom bequeathed to us by Foucault, it is clear that he struggled with similar issues, and that his work sheds important light on the issue of ideal constraint. Once more, on Sartre's second view, power and freedom are not mutually exclusive, and in this he advances over much contemporary liberal thought. Thus, on the approach of what would be Sartre's hundredth birthday, I invite others to take this opportune moment to reevaluate the early work of this once shining philosophical star, only recently and perhaps prematurely eclipsed by anti-humanism, and recognize that now, more than ever, Sartre's thought is relevant to our very pressing concerns.
narrative theory, the exquisite communication with computers and their invasion in human spaces of thought, the philosophical category of the “human animal” and the opportunities for distinction of humans, anti-humanism, and others. “Chovek, zhivotno
, dissolving it into the praxis of a subject, although I did not then, on that occasion, express my worries in these terms. I was already, and perhaps I knew it, edging my way away from theoretical humanism in the direction of the theoretical anti-humanism of
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ignorance, poverty, backwardness, and anti-humanism ( Perry 2016 ), of advocating a remote, backward way of living. It seems to suggest that if we are to live harmoniously with nature ( Frezza 2014 ), we are to “go back to living in caves” ( Marshall 2009
Sexual Autonomy and the End of the French Republic in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission
. Adam Gopnik was hardly alone when he argued, somewhat glibly, that the defining feature of the novel is not “Islamophobia” but “Francophobia.” Houellebecq, this argument goes, has found yet another vehicle for his gleeful anti-humanism. 21 But while
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