Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Feisal G. Mohamed


Our post-secular current, argues Feisal Mohamed, has a lot to profit from our pre-secular prior. via a attention of poet and polemicist John Milton, this ebook explores present post-secularity, an rising type that it seeks to explain and critique. It examines moral and political engagement grounded in trust, with specific connection with the idea of Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, and Gayatri C. Spivak. Taken to an severe, such engagement produces the cult of the suicide bomber. however the suicide bomber has additionally served as a handy bogey for these wishing to distract us from the violence in Western and Christian traditions and in the event you might brush aside too simply the full of life iconoclasm that trust can produce. greater than the other poet, Milton signals us to either anti-humane and liberationist facets of trust and indicates us proper dynamics of language during which such dedication reveals expression.

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Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism (Cultural Memory in the Present)