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By Nancy, Jean-Luc; McKeane, John

ISBN-10: 0823242986

ISBN-13: 9780823242986

ISBN-10: 0823246353

ISBN-13: 9780823246359

During this paintings, Jean-Luc Nancy is going past his prior old and philosophical suggestion and attempts to imagine - or a minimum of crack open a bit to considering - a stance or bearing that would be compatible to the retreat of God that effects from the self-deconstruction of Christianity.


This ebook makes use of a deconstructive approach to assemble the historical past of Western Monotheism (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) and reflections on modern atheism. It develops Nancy's suggestions of Read more...

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1 We can say this in a different way, in order to move toward an essential characteristic of Christianity. The Greco-Roman world was the world of mortal mankind. Death was irreparable there; and whether one tried to think about it in terms of glory or in terms of deliverance, it was still the incompatible other of life. Other cultures have always affirmed death as another life, foreign yet close by, strange yet compatible in various ways. Irreparable and incompatible death struck life as an affliction.

3 A praising that is itself without end, a praising commensurate with what it praises—and equal to what it praises, since it stems from there. Commensurate with an incommensurable. For this reason it is neither possible nor desirable to discuss adoration in an organized, coherent way. But neither is it a case of privileging what is unorganized, fragmented, suspended. ” Undoubtedly, adoration must not be thematized. And in any case, if this project—this meditation—is exploratory, this does not mean that it will explore the possibilities of a “theory” of adoration; rather, it will follow through those of nothing less than a praxis.

This is nothing new: what is fortuitous, together with what is fleeting, elusive, ephemeral, and lacking in substance, composes the minor rhapsody of our system of references, whose major mode looks for what is stable, constant, and durable. This enables us all the more to have a pressentiment of the moment at which the fortuitous summons us: summons our adherence, which, however, finds nothing to which it can adhere. It finds nothing to which it can attach itself, to which it can hold, nothing in which to inscribe a profession of faith or a grounded assurance.

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