Akateemisesti Houellebecqista

”The controversial contemporary French author Michel Houellebecq is generally regarded as anti-religious. His works explore the implications of postmodern, capitalist-dominated culture. I argue that, particularly in The Possibility of an Island, Houellebecq in fact offers resources for thinking constructively about religion in postmodernity. Particularly, Houellebecq explores the themes of faith, hope and love. I suggest that Houellebecq’s discussion of the theological virtues has Augustinian resonances. Through a close reading of The Possibility of an Island, I explicate what Houellebecq has to say about the theological virtues, and I begin to consider broader implications of Houellebecq’s work.”

Tiivistelmä Vincent Lloydin tutkimuksesta Michel Houellebecq and the Theological Virtues. Lloyd vaikuttaa Georgia State Universityssa

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    ”Augustinian resonances”. Siinä on perää ja mielenkiintoinen analogia Houellebecqiin nähden (eikö tosiaan ole ennen keksitty?).

    Pelkään silti, että tutkijan päämotiivi on haparoida postmodernin hämyisää pelastusrengasta teologiansa tueksi.

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