Making the quarter turn: liberation after Lacan

Lynch, Thomas (2014) Making the quarter turn: liberation after Lacan. In: Theology After Lacan: The Passion for the Real. Cascade Books, Eugene, pp. 211-231.

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Abstract

This essay analyses the role of liberation theology through Lacan’s four discourses. Understanding liberation theology in terms of the hysteric’s discourse allows one to affirm the important role of liberation theology’s opposition to ecclesial authority (master’s discourse) and the theologians who defend that authority (university discourse). However, this understanding also recognises that the hysteric’s opposition simultaneously relies upon that which it protests. By making the quarter turn to the analyst’s discourse, one is able to preserve the moment of liberation theology’s critique, while allowing that critique to generate the new discourse of materialist theology.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: liberation theology, lacan, psychoanalysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: Departments > Theology
Depositing User: Tommy Lynch
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 16:13
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 16:13
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1702

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