Acts Of Religion

Acts Of Religion

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

Acts of Religion, compiled in close association with Jacques Derrida, brings together for the first time a number of Derrida's writings on religion and questions of faith and their relation to philosophy and political culture. The essays discuss religious texts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions, as well as religious thinkers such as Kant, Levinas, and

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Acts of Religion, compiled in close association with Jacques Derrida, brings together for the first time a number of Derrida's writings on religion and questions of faith and their relation to philosophy and political culture. The essays discuss religious texts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions, as well as religious thinkers such as Kant, Levinas, and Gershom Scholem, and comprise pieces spanning Derrida's career. The collection includes two new essays by Derrida that appear here for the first time in any language, as well as a substantial introduction by Gil Anidjar that explores Derrida's return to his own "religious" origins and his attempts to bring to light hidden religious dimensions of the social, cultural, historical, and political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415924009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/2001
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Once More, Once More": Derrida, the Arab, the Jew1
1Faith and Knowledge: The Two Sources of "Religion" at the Limits of Reason Alone40
2Des Tours de Babel102
3Interpretations at War: Kant, the Jew, the German135
4The Eyes of Language: The Abyss and the Volcano189
5Force of Law: The "Mystical Foundation of Authority"228
6Taking a Stand for Algeria299
7A Silkworm of One's Own (Points of View Stitched on the Other Veil)309
8Hostipitality356
Bibliography421
Permissions427
Index429

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