Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Callahan on Emancipation: Quote of the day

The notion of autonomy begs the question; freedom is not the necessary condition of a politics of the oppressed, but the desired effect.  The atomistic Kantian self presupposed in our common notions of politics is free to be political.  The oppressed are political to be free.
From Allen Dwight Callahan, "Paul Ekklesia, and Amancipation in Corinth,"
in Horsely (ed), Paul and Politics, Trinity 2000 , pp216-224, p216

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