Is this 39-year-old Irish author badass enough to continue the legacy of Foucault and Derrida?
Foucault was a badass. Lacan was a badass. Lyotard was a badass. Derrida was such a badass.
Zizek is a badass, but he’s also your crazy uncle slob badass.
John Caputo is a badass, but (not to be ageist) he’s an old badass.
Who is bringing sexy back to postmodern philosophy? That mantle appears to have fallen to Peter Rollins, the 39-year-old “a/theist” author from Northern Ireland who has written such non-sequitar titles as How (Not) to Speak of God, The Fidelity of Betrayal, and The Orthodox Heretic. Continuing in that same tradition, Rollins’ new book is titled The Idolatry of God, and in it he explains why “we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus.” Here’s a trailer for Rollins’ new book, see what you think: