Derrida and Religion

Derrida and Religion : Other Testaments

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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

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 24mm | 621.43g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 4 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white halftones
  • 0415968895
  • 9780415968898
  • 759,128

About Yvonne M. Sherwood

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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""Derrida and Religion is a critical resource for following the fibrous trajectories of Derrida's exploration of the 'question of religion.' This extensive volume of essays by both well-known and upcoming scholars is extremmly helpful for placing the writings of the 'later "Derrida' in timely perspective, and illustrates how the philosophical strategy of deconstruction might prove as consequential for religious studies as it was in the last generation for literary criticism."-Carl A. Raschke, Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religion, University of Denver
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Table of contents

I: Introduction
1. Other Testaments, Yvonne Sherwood and Kevin Hart
2. Epoché and Faith: An Interview with Jacques Derrida, John D. Caputo, Kevin Hart, and Yvonne Sherwood, Transcribed by Brook Cameron and Kevin Hart
II: Hostipitality
3. Autochthony and Welcome: Discourses of Exile in Levinas and Derrida, Edith Wyschogrod
4. Hosting, Gil Anidjar
5. Mary, Maternity, and Abrahamic Hospitality in Derrida's Reading of Massignon, Cleo McNally Kearns
III: The Christian, The Jew (The Hyphen)
6. Rosenzweig and Derrida at Yom Kippur, David Dault
7. Christianity and Anti-Judaism, Walter Lowe
8. Messianic Epistemology, Robert Gibbs
9. Midrash and the "Magic Language": Reading without Logocentrism, Daniel Boyarin
10. Creatio Ex Libidine: Reading Ancient Logos Différantly, Virginia Burus
IV: Reading a Page of Scripture with a Little Help from Derrida
11. Other Eyes: Reading and Not Reading the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament with a Little Help from Derrida and Cixous, Hugh S. Pyper
12. To Love the Tallith More Than God, Timothy K. Beal and Tod Linafelt
13. Derridapocalypse, Catherine Keller and Stephen D. Moore
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), Yvonne Sherwood and John D. Caputo
15. The Word Becomes Text: A Dialogue Between Kevin Hart and George Aichele
V: Sacrifices and Secrets
16. Sacrifice and Secularization: Derrida, De Vries, and the Future of Mourning, Tyler Roberts
17. Secrets and Sacrifices of Scission, Inge-Birgitte Siegumfeldt
VI: Revelation(s)
18. Deconstruction, God, and the Possible, Richard Kearney
19. The Revelation According to Jacques Derrida, John P. Manoussakis
20. Aporia or Excess?: Two Strategies for Thinking r/Revelation, Robyn Horner
21. The Revelation of Justice, Regina M. Schwartz
VII: La/Le Toucher (Touching Her/Him)
22. Touching Transcendence: Sexual Difference and Sacrality in Derrida's Le Toucher, Ellen T. Armour
23. Untouchable, Gregg Lambert
24. Touching (in) the Desert: Who Goes There? Grace M. Jantzen
25. El Tocado (Le Toucher): Sexual Irregularities in the Translation of God (The Word) in Jesus, Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid
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