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Rupture and Transformation: Foucault’s Concept of Spirituality Reconsidered

Carrette, Jeremy R. (2013) Rupture and Transformation: Foucault’s Concept of Spirituality Reconsidered. Foucault and Religion, 15 . p. 52. ISSN 1832-5203. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Using Foucault’s conceptual frame from The Archaeology of Knowledge to read Foucault’s late deployment of “spirituality,” this article argues that Foucault’s enigmatic gesture in using this concept reveals a refusal of “rupture” from the Christian pre-modern discourse of “spirit.” Despite attempts to alter the “field of use,” Foucault’s genealogical commitment ensures a Christian continuity in modern discourses of transformation. In a detailed examination of the 1982 Collège de France lectures, the article returns Foucault’s use of “spirituality” to the Alexandrian joining of philosophy and theology and the specificity of Christian practice and belief.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 31225; number of additional authors: 0;
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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