The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology and Philosophy

The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology and Philosophy

Paperback Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (Paperback)

By (author) Kevin Hart

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  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 215mm x 18mm | 448g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0823220508
  • ISBN 13: 9780823220502
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, indexes
  • Sales rank: 732,594

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The Trespass of the Sign offers a clear and thorough account of the relations between deconstruction and theology. Kevin Hart argues that, contrary to popular thought on the topic, deconstruction does not have an antitheological agenda. Rather, deconstruction seeks to question the metaphysics of any theology. Hart pays particular attention to mystical theology as nonmetaphysical theology.

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KEVIN HART is Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of ReligiousStudies at the University of Virginia, where he also holds courtesy professorships in theDepartments of English and French.

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"In this remarkable and often brilliant study, Hart presents an original and compelling case for a structural link between deconstruction and mystical theology, especially between Derrida and medieval theologians such as Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite, Meister Eckhart and Theresa of Avila."