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Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism

F. LeRon Shults


Gilles Deleuze consistently hammered away at icons, overturning pretentious images taken as true copies of ideal models. He was particularly critical of religious figures. In What is Philosophy? Deleuze argued that religion and transcendence, like philosophy and immanence, always come (and go) together. What value, then, could he possibly have found in engaging theology, which is typically bound to a particular religious coalition? Chipping away at repressive religious representations was valuable in itself for Deleuze, but he also believed that religion produced something of considerable valu ... More

Keywords: Deleuze, Theology, Religion, Atheism, Christianity, Bio-cultural sciences, Philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748684137
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684137.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. LeRon Shults, author
University of Agder, Norway