Author: Bert Stabler

Bert Stabler is a Chicago public high school art teacher and a critic, curator and artist.

Review Essay: The Revolution Ate Its Children — Two New Essay Collections Address the Embodied Politic

“…[T]he Kingdom of God is within you.” — Luke 17:21, New International Version “…[T]he Kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” — Luke 17:21, English Standard Version [1] In the book Paul’s New Moment, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek paraphrases Karl Marx’s comments on the French Revolution, comparing “the sublime revolutionary explosion, the Event […]

John Milbank and Slavoj Žižek’s The Monstrosity of Christ

[1] You would think that Christians, whether Protestant or Catholic, might generally have more sympathy for one another’s cosmological views than either would for the cosmological views of an atheist. And in last year’s The Monstrosity of Christ, British Catholic theologian John Milbank does mount an elaborate defense of traditional beliefs against Slovenian critical theory […]