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The Heresies Of Henri Lefebvre

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This chapter discusses Henri Lefebvre's continual negotiation of religion, specifically the strange ghost of Roman Catholicism and catholicity that continues to visit Lefebvre's work. It considers Lefebvre's distinct liking for heretical positions, including his earlier disavowed but radical mysticism, Jansenism, and the theological education he received from the dissident Roman-Catholic theologian, Maurice Blondel at the University of Aix-en-Provence. For Lefebvre, the beliefs of his Albigensian ancestors, no matter how demanding or dehumanised, showed up the uncomfortable truth of Christianity. Lefebvre's championing of the Devil over against the Church as the heresy of all heresies suggests an awareness despite himself of Bloch's beloved point: that there is indeed a subversive current within Christianity, that the rebellion against God comes out of the same material that venerates him.

Keywords: Albigensians; Devil; Henri Lefebvre; Jansenism; Maurice Blondel



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