The Cynic and the Fool (Paperback)

The Cynic and the Fool By Tad Delay, Kester Brewin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tad Delay, Kester Brewin (Foreword by)
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The questioning of religion is the beginning of a flood, one that cannot be contained and will soon drown every theological, political, economic, and cultural orthodoxy that pledged its allegiance to a sinking cause. We are in just such an era of revolt, and those with eyes to see are learning to interrogate motives. When we are told of an idea that cannot possibly be true, the most immediate question is this: does the speaker so very foolishly believe their own words, or is the person a cynic who knows perfectly well how they manipulate the truth? As individual personalities transform into a collective drive, the aftermath is a brutal mix of motives, fictions, and anxieties. The Cynic & the Fool explores theology and politics through the lens of our unconscious motives, our clever repression, and our deceptive denial. In nine chapters interspersed with nine parables, DeLay unites psychoanalysis, philosophy, and theology together for an accessible yet critical theory of culture. There could not be a more crucial moment to settle these questions. Why do we feel such anxiety over the most abstract orthodoxies, what conflicts of interest are we facing, and why we are commanded to see the world a certain way?

About the Author

Tad DeLay is the author of God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis & Theology (2015). He holds a PhD in Religion, an MA in Philosophy, and an MA in Theology. He teaches and lives in Denver.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781532604249
ISBN-10: 1532604246
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: June 8th, 2017
Pages: 180
Language: English