The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and Resurrection

The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and Resurrection


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823239214
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 1,074,237
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emmanuel Falque is Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris. His most recent book in English is The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist.

George Hughes has served as Professor in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition ix

Preface: The Beaune Altarpiece, or "The Germination of the Resurrected" xiii

Introduction: To be Transformed 1

1 From Death to Birth 2

2 The Dialogue with Nicodemus 4

3 The Heuristic Approach and Didactic Exposition 6

Part I Précis of Finitude 11

1 Impassable Immanence 15

4 The Immanence in Question 15

5 The Preemption of the Infinite 16

6 Christian Specificity and the Ordinariness of the Flesh 19

2 From Time to Time 21

7 The Drift of Time 22

8 The Passage of Time 25

9 The Burden of Time 27

3 Is There a Drama of Atheist Humanism? 30

10 The Death of God, or the Death of Christianity? 30

11 Atheism from the Theologians Viewpoint 33

12 The Forbidden "Why?" 36

Part II Toward a Metamorphosis 41

4 Resurrection and the Over-resurrection of the Body 47

13 The Debate with Nietzsche 47

14 Corporality in St. Paul 53

15 A Phenomenal Body-to-Body Confrontration 56

5 The Resurrection Changes Everything 62

16 The Ordeal of the Father 64

17 The Apperceptive Transposition of the Son 67

18 The Holy Spirit as the Son Metamorphosed by the Father 75

6 The Incorporation of the Human Being 81

19 The Monadologic Hypothesis 81

20 Incorporation in the Trinity 84

21 He Who Sees and He Who Runs 88

Part III Phenomenology of the Resurrection 91

7 The World Become Other 95

22 The Earth and the Heavens 95

23 Creation and Separation 98

24 Another Way of Living the Same World 102

8 From Time to Eternity 112

25 The Instant of Eternity 112

26 The Joy of Birth 116

27 The Birth and Knowledge of God 124

9 A Flesh for Rebirth 127

28 Birth and Rebirth 128

29 The Fleshly Body and the Body Resurrected 135

30 Withdrawal of the Body and Manifestation of the Flesh 143

Conclusion: Waiting for Bodies to Arise 149

Notes 155

Index 191

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