- In my research I employ the nonrepresentational philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari to 'remap' how early 'Christianity' (sic) functioned in relation to other Mediterranean religious groups and the networks of power of the State apparatus.
- In carrying out this project, I strive to recognize the often overlooked contributions and emphases of Félix Guattari. Hence, rather than labeling the whole of this philosophy, "Deleuzian," I employ the term "Deleuzioguattarian" and the acronym "D&G."
Recent and forthcoming publications and presentations
B.H. McLean, "Deleuze’s Interpretation of Abraham as a Comic Figure of Difference and Repetition." To be presented at the Symposium on Rationality & Religion, Bad Homburg, Germany (Nov. 2019).
My most recent article just been published in Religions and is now available online:
B.H. McLean, “The Rationality of Prophetic Truth-Speaking and Deleuze’s Passional Postsignifying Regime of Signs.” In H. Schultz (ed.). Prophecy and Rationality. Mohr Siebeck, 2019.
B.H. McLean, “The Deleuzioguattarian Body of Christ without Organs.” In Matthew Whitlock (ed.). Early Christianity and Critical Theory: Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler. Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture. Sheffield: Equinox, Spring 2019.
Recently Published Articles
B.H. McLean, “The Rationality of the Miracles of the Apostolic Women: Thekla, Drusiana, and Maximilla as Anti-Function.” Toronto Journal of Theology, Vol. 33, Sup. 1 (April 2017): 73-85.
B.H. McLean, “The Rationality of Early Christian Discourse,” Toronto Journal of Theology, Vol. 30, Sup. 1 (2015): 43-65.
I'm still looking for a 'home' for this paper:
My most recent book on philosophical hermeneutics
But click 'mapping early Christianity' (above) for my forthcoming book on Deleuzian philosophy
- “Revelation as Diagrammatization and the End of the Imperial Despotic Machine.” Symposium on Rationality & Religion, Frankfurt, Nov. 2016.