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

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Overview

After Writing provides a significant contribution to the growing genre of works which offer a challenge to the modern and postmodern accounts of Christianity. The author shows how Platonic philosophy did not assume a primacy of metaphysical presence, as had been previously thought, but a primacy of liturgical theory and practice.

Catherine Pickstock also provides a significant rethinking of Christian understandings of language, temporal and bodily life, and notions of the presence of God. Through a detailed reading of Phaedrus, the medieval Roman Rite, and a discussion of the theology of the Eucharist, the book indicates directions for the restoration of the liturgical order.

About the Author:
Catherine Pickstock is currently Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

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"Highly recommended." Fergus Kerr, Blackfriars, Edinburgh

"After Writing establishes Catherine Pickstock as one of the most promising young theologians in the English-speaking world. The book is insightful, provocative, and of consistently high scholarly 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 the ambitious and determined, but they will find it rich, and Pickstock is a name to be watching for." William C. Placher, Christian Century

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

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

"Lightning may now be said to have struck in the form of Catherine Pickstock's After Writing, a bright flash in the sometimes murky world of religion and Postmodernism." David Williams, 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 genuine theology, an example of what might be done were Christian theologians to abandon idolatry and take seriously the reality of the 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 the eucharist invites the possibility of future conversations with other hermeneutical positions." David Livingston, Mercyhurst College

"This a book of real originality, and in its finest moments it achieves an almost visionary intensity ... She is extraordinarily gifted, and I suspect that in this book we have merely glimpsed her portent." Pro Ecclesia

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Product Details

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Pt. I The Polity of Death 1
1 Socrates Goes Outside the City: Writing and Exteriority 3
2 Spatialization: The Middle of Modernity 47
3 Signs of Death 101
Transition 119
'Can My Eating Slake Your Hunger? On the Evacuation of Liturgy 121
Pt. II The Sacred Polis 167
4 I Will Go Unto The Altar Of God: The Impossible Liturgy 169
5 Seraphic Voices: The Space of Doxology 220
6 The Resurrection of the Sign 253
Conclusion 267
Analytical Index 274
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