Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments / Edition 1

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Overview

Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments represents the most comprehensive attempt to date to explore, adapt, and test Derrida's contributions and influence on the study of theology, biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. With over twenty original essays from highly-respected scholars such as John Caputo, Daniel Boyarin, Edith Wyschogrod, Tim Beal, and Gil Anidjar, Derrida and Religion will quickly become the locus classicus for those interested in the increasingly vibrant work on religion and deconstruction and postmodernism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415968898
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Sherwood is Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow. Kevin Hart is Professor of English at Notre Dame.

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Table of Contents

1 Other testaments 3
2 Epoche and faith : an interview with Jacques Derrida 27
3 Autochthony and welcome : discourses of exile in Levinas and Derrida 53
4 Hosting 63
5 Mary, maternity, and Abrahamic hospitality in Derrida's reading of Massignon 73
6 Rosenzweig and Derrida at Yom Kippur 97
7 Christianity and anti-Judaism 111
8 Messianic epistemology 119
9 Midrash and the "magic language" : reading without logocentrism 131
10 Creatio Ex Libidine : reading ancient logos differantly 141
11 Other eyes : reading and not reading the Hebrew scriptures/Old Testament with a little help from Derrida and Cixous 159
12 To love the Tallith more than God 175
13 Derridapocalypse 189
14 Otobiographies, or how a torn and disembodied ear hears a promise of death (a prearranged meeting between Yvonne Sherwood and John D. Caputo and the Book of Amos and Jacques Derrida) 209
15 The word becomes text : a dialogue between Kevin Hart and George Aichele 241
16 Sacrifice and secularization : Derrida, de Vries, and the future of mourning 263
17 Secrets and sacrifices of Scission 283
18 Deconstruction, God, and the possible 297
19 The revelation according to Jacques Derrida 309
20 Aporia or excess? : two strategies for thinking r/Revelation 325
21 The revelation of justice 337
22 Touching transcendence : sexual difference and sacrality in Derrida's Le Toucher 351
23 Untouchable 363
24 Touching (in) the desert : who goes there? 375
25 El Tocado (Le Toucher) : sexual irregularities in the translation of God (the Word) in Jesus 393
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