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Michel Foucault Michel Foucault

by Watkin, Christopher

Hugely influential, the work of Michel Foucault (1926–1984) has not only impacted a diverse range of disciplines—from history and sociology to fine arts, feminism, and gay and lesbian studies—but has also profoundly shaped Western culture at a street level. Yet until now there has been no overarching systematic approach to his work from a Reformed perspective—let alone one that is as fair and accessible as Watkin’s. After walking us through key elements of Foucault’s thought, he both critiques and answers Foucault through the Bible’s teaching on history, power, and identity. His insights are necessary reading for anyone who wants to engage thoughtfully with the ideas of our culture. The book is part of the series on Great Thinkers.
“Few Christians are familiar with Foucault. Even fewer actually engage (rather than accept or dismiss) his influential theses. That makes Chris Watkin’s book essential reading. Sympathetically interpreting Foucault’s basic program, Watkin shows how a Christian interpretation of reality is not only true but more persuasive. I highly recommend it.” —Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary California
“Chris Watkin has written a remarkable book—remarkable for its brevity, concision, accuracy, insight. This short introduction to Michel Foucault sets Foucault in his philosophical and historical context, explains his main ideas and contributions, and shows what we can learn from him. Best of all for a Christian reader, Watkin assesses Foucault’s strengths and flaws in the light of Scripture. This is the place to start for readers who want to know more about this massively influential thinker.” —Peter J. Leithart, President, Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, and Cultural Studies, Birmingham, Alabama

Paperback, 216 pages, Illustrated, Charts, Notes, glossary of terms and concepts, Selected Bibliography, Index of Scripture, Index of Subjects and Names

USD 14.95 / CAD 19.95

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