A Logos without Organs: Cosmologies of Transformation in Origen and Deleuze-Guattari


The post-human philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, especially in conjunction with Felix Guattari, brings a fresh approach to problems of multiplicity, relationality and becoming that can be of great benefit to theologies attempting to move beyond static, anthropocentric conceptions of the cosmos. As I have argued elsewhere, their cosmologically situated account of creative becoming informed by a virtual “plane of consistency” can help theologians conceive of an ultimate, divine sphere of ecological connection that isn’t bound within a static or analogical logic of “the same.”1 A theology conceived along these lines would identify the divine not with some ontologically definitive “blueprint” for creation’s structures, but as the inspirator of transformative “lines of flight,” enabling novel, creative alliances between human and non-human entities (or assemblages) in the cosmos.

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