The Puppet and the Dwarf

The Pf.rversf. Corf, of Christianity

Slavoj Zizek

The Puppet and the dwarf

Short Circuits

Slavoj Zizek, editor

The Puppet and the Dwarf:The Perverse Core of Christianity, by Slavoj ZiZek The Shortest Shadow:Nietzsches Philosophy of the Two, by Alenka Zupanicic

The Puppet and the Dwarf

The Perverse Core of Christianity

Slavoj Zizek

The MIT Press CAmBRiDGE, Massachusetts London, England

© 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Zizek, Slavoj.

The puppet and the dwarf : the perverse core of Christianity / Slavoj Zizek.

p. cm. — (Short circuits) Includes bibliographical references (p. ). ISBN 0-262-74025-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Christianity—Essence, genius, nature. 2. Historical materialism. I.Title. II. Series.

BR121.3.Z59 2003 230—dc21

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