Why Only an Atheist Can Be a True Christian

Why Only an Atheist Can Be a True Christian

December 12, 2010

Slavoj Žižek was born in Ljublijana, Slovenia, on March 21st, 1949. Attending a prestigious secondary school, he went on to study philosophy and Sociology in 1967 at the University of Ljublijana. He obtained his PhD in psychoanalysis from the same institution however, his early career was held back by the political uncertainties of his homeland during the 1970s. He was employed briefly by the University of Ljublijana before being removed from that post and commencing national service with the Yugoslav army. After a period of unemployment he was again hired as a researcher at the University of Ljublijana and published his first books in the 1980s. It was not until 1989 with the publication of his first English language book, The Sublime Object of Ideology, that Zizek achieved international recognition.

This Signature Series lecture was videotaped.

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