After Writing: On the Liturgical Cosummation of Philosophy / Edition 1

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After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offers a challenge to modern and postmodern accounts of Christianity.

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"Highly recommended." Fergus Kerr, Blackfriars, Edinburgh

"After Writing establishes Catherine Pickstock as one ofthe most promising young theologians in the English-speaking world.The book is insightful, provocative, and of consistently highscholarly quality." L. Gregory Jones, Duke University

"I applaud the thesis of this impressive work." Paul Avis,Center for the study of the Christian Church Exeter

"One could in conscience recommended this volume only to theambitious and determined, but they will find it rich, and Pickstockis a name to be watching for." William C. Placher, ChristianCentury

"Catherine Pickstock, has perhaps written the best riposte yetto the archbishop's request for a 'spiritual space' within theMillennium Dome." C. W. Kemp

"Pickstock's discussion of Derrida is sophisticated." BryanD. Spinks, Yale University

"Lightning may now be said to have struck in the form ofCatherine Pickstock's After Writing, a bright flash in thesometimes murky world of religion and Postmodernism." DavidWilliams, Religion & Literature

"its theses are destined to be the subject of much discussion."Tracey Rowland, Gonville & Caius College,Cambridge

"Her argument deserves to be widely discussed: it is genuinetheology, an example of what might be done were Christiantheologians to abandon idolatry and take seriously the reality ofthe triune God to whom their work is supposed to be subject."Paul Griffiths, University of Chicago

"The proposal of a radical self-surpassing giftedness in theeucharist invites the possibility of future conversations withother hermeneutical positions." David Livingston, MercyhurstCollege

"This a book of real originality, and in its finest moments itachieves an almost visionary intensity ... She is extraordinarilygifted, and I suspect that in this book we have merely glimpsed herportent." Pro Ecclesia

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Meet the Author

Catherine Pickstock is a Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Polity of Death:.

1. Socrates Goes Outside the City: Writing and Exteriority.

2. Spatialization: The Middle of Modernity.

3. Signs of Death. Transition: "Can My Eating Slake YourHunger": The Evacuation of Liturgy.

Part II: The Sacred Polis:.

4. I Will Go Unto the Altar of God: The Impossible Liturgy.

5. Seraphic Voices: The Space of Doxology.

6. The Resurrection of the Sign.



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