Giorgio Agamben is one of Italy's foremost contemporary
thinkers. He recently brought to a close his widely influential
archaeology of Western politics, the nine-volume Homo Sacer series.
Adam Kotsko is an American theologian, religious scholar,
culture critic, and translator.
"By means of a meticulously researched argument, Agamben presents a genealogy of the shifting understanding of Christian paradise and its impact on the conception of human nature. Because Agamben has indisputably achieved the status of one of the major philosophers of the 21st century, this slim, focused volume has interest beyond its explicit topic. . . . Highly recommended." * Choice *