Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

by Colby Dickinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823272846
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Colby Dickinson is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The logic of the 'as if' and the (non)existence of God: An inquiry into the nature of belief
2. Aesthetics among the metaphysical ruins: The poetry of Paul Celan seen through the works of Jacques Derrida and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe
3. On language and its profanation: Beyond representation in the poetic theory of Giorgio Agamben
Conclusion: The Spiritual and Creative Failures of Representation, or On the Art of Writing

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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