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The Christ under Reconstruction: From the Face to the Celestial Machine
University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2994-6073
2018 (English)In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, Vol. 94, no 3, p. 167-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Starting in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's critique of the image of the face of Christ, the article experimentally explores the notion of the cross-event as machine. Through an encounter between Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the abstract machine and Russian avant-garde artist and thinker Liubov Popova's notion of construction, the article explores the multiplicity rather than the singular identity of the Christ-notion; the ongoing creative aspect rather than the origin–telos spectrum. Thus, the article invites non-theological thinkers to throw new light on a theological dilemma: the exclusive and authoritarian aspects of the Christ figure. Finally, alternative images of Christ to be found in the history of Christianity are suggested.

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2018. Vol. 94, no 3, p. 167-177
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Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995, Guattari, Félix, Popova, Li︠u︡bovʹ Sergeevna, 1889-1924, Jesus Christ, Unity and plurality, Constructivism (Philosophy), Art -- Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-465OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-465DiVA, id: diva2:1361665
Available from: 2019-10-16 Created: 2019-10-16 Last updated: 2019-10-16Bibliographically approved

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