Derrida on Religion

Derrida on Religion
Thinker of Differance

by Dawne McCance

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-05
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1317490932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jacques Derrida is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His thinking has radically transformed scholarship and critical practice across the Humanities and Social Sciences. 'Derrida on Religion' offers students an overview of Derrida's many influential writings on religion and also explores the potential of Derrida's methodologies for the study of religion. This is an essential textbook for any student who wants to explore the impact of Derrida's critical theory and practice on the study of religion.

Derrida and Religion

Derrida and Religion
Other Testaments

by Professor of Biblical Cultures and Politics Yvonne Sherwood,Yvonne Sherwood,Kevin Hart,Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Kevin Hart

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780415968881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Trace of God

The Trace of God
Derrida and Religion

by Edward Baring,Peter E. Gordon

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2014-11-05
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0823262111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Derrida’s most lasting legacy might well be his writings on religion . . . If the perplexed seek a guide, they can do no better than this excellent volume.” —Warren Breckman, University of Pennsylvania Jacques Derrida’s writings on the question of religion have played a crucial role in the transformation of scholarly debate across the globe. The Trace of God provides a compact introduction to this debate. It considers Derrida’s fraught relationship to Judaism and his Jewish identity, broaches the question of Derrida’s relation to the Western Christian tradition, and examines both the points of contact and the silences in Derrida’s treatment of Islam. “An astonishingly fresh and vivid set of essays that not only cast new light on the work of the greatest philosophical provocateur of the late twentieth century but also provide food for reflecting today on the relations among violence, modernity, secularity, and religion.”?Allan Megill, University of Virginia

The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida

The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida
Religion Without Religion

by John D. Caputo

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9780253211125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Prayer and Tears of Jacques Derrida takes its point of departure from Derrida's more recent, sometimes autobiographical writings and closely examines the religious motifs that have emerged in his later works. John D. Caputo's provocative interpretation of Derrida's thinking also makes an original contribution to the question of the relevance of deconstruction for religion. Caputo's Derrida is a man of faith who bridges Jewish and Christian traditions. The deep messianic, apocalyptic, and prophetic tones in Derrida's writings, Caputo argues, bespeak his broken covenant with Judaism. Through its startling exploration of Derrida's impossible religion, the book sheds light on the implications of deconstruction for an understanding of religion and faith today--from back cover.

Acts of Religion

Acts of Religion
A Book

by Jacques Derrida

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1135773556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acts of Religion, compiled in close association with Jacques Derrida, brings together for the first time a number of Derrida's writings on religion and questions of faith and their relation to philosophy and political culture. The essays discuss religious texts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions, as well as religious thinkers such as Kant, Levinas, and Gershom Scholem, and comprise pieces spanning Derrida's career. The collection includes two new essays by Derrida that appear here for the first time in any language, as well as a substantial introduction by Gil Anidjar that explores Derrida's return to his own "religious" origins and his attempts to bring to light hidden religious dimensions of the social, cultural, historical, and political.

Margins of Religion

Margins of Religion
Between Kierkegaard and Derrida

by John Llewelyn

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2008-12-17
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 0253002796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pursuing Jacques Derrida's reflections on the possibility of "religion without religion," John Llewelyn makes room for a sense of the religious that does not depend on the religions or traditional notions of God or gods. Beginning with Derrida's statement that it was Kierkegaard to whom he remained most faithful, Llewelyn reads Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Feuerbach, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Deleuze, Marion, as well as Kierkegaard and Derrida, in original and compelling ways. Llewelyn puts religiousness in vital touch with the struggles of the human condition, finding religious space in the margins between the secular and the religions, transcendence and immanence, faith and knowledge, affirmation and despair, lucidity and madness. This provocative and philosophically rich account shows why and where the religious matters.

Religion and Violence

Religion and Violence
Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida

by Hendrik Vries,Hent de Vries

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2002-01-18
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 9780801867682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published in 2002. Does violence inevitably shadow our ethico-political engagements and decisions, including our understandings of identity, whether collective or individual? Questions that touch upon ethics and politics can greatly benefit from being rephrased in terms borrowed from the arsenal of religious and theological figures, because the association of such figures with a certain violence keeps moralism, whether in the form of fideism or humanism, at bay. Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida's careful posing of such questions and rearticulations pioneers new modalities for systematic engagement with religion and philosophy alike.

Miracle and Machine

Miracle and Machine
Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

by Michael Naas

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 0823239977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miracle and Machine is an introduction to the work of Jacques Derrida by means of a detailed reading of his 1994-5 essay "Faith and Knowledge," Derrida's most important work on the nature of religion in general and on the unprecedented forms it is taking today through science and the media.

Derrida and Religion

Derrida and Religion
Other Testaments

by Yvonne Sherwood,Kevin Hart

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-09-30
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 1135924295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Islam and the West

Islam and the West
A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

by Mustapha Chérif

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0226102874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West, and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it. As Chérif relates in this account of their dialogue, the topic of Islam held special resonance for Derrida—perhaps it is to be expected that near the end of his life his thoughts would return to Algeria, the country where he was born in 1930. Indeed, these roots served as the impetus for their conversation, which first centers on the ways in which Derrida’s Algerian-Jewish identity has shaped his thinking. From there, the two men move to broader questions of secularism and democracy; to politics and religion and how the former manipulates the latter; and to the parallels between xenophobia in the West and fanaticism among Islamists. Ultimately, the discussion is an attempt to tear down the notion that Islam and the West are two civilizations locked in a bitter struggle for supremacy and to reconsider them as the two shores of the Mediterranean—two halves of the same geographical, religious, and cultural sphere. Islam and the West is a crucial opportunity to further our understanding of Derrida’s views on the key political and religious divisions of our time and an often moving testament to the power of friendship and solidarity to surmount them.

Derrida and Theology

Derrida and Theology
A Book

by Steven Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2009-06-25
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0567189813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jacques Derrida: a name to strike fear into the hearts of theologians. His ideas have been hugely influential in shaping postmodern philosophy, and its impact has been felt across the humanities from literary studies to architecture. However, he has also been associated with the specters of relativism and nihilism. Some have suggested he undermines any notion of objective truth and stable meaning. Derrida is now increasingly seen as a major contributor to thinking about the complexity of truth, responsibility and witnessing. Theologians and biblical scholars are engaging as never before with Derrida's own deep-rooted reflections on religious themes. From the nature of faith to the name of God, from Messianism to mysticism, from forgiveness to the impossible, he has broken new ground in thinking about religion in our time. His ideas and writing style remain highly complex, however, and can be a forbidding prospect for the uninitiated. This book examines his philosophical approach, his specific work on religious themes, and the ways in which theologians have interpreted, adopted, and disputed them.

Die Religion

Die Religion
A Book

by Jacques Derrida

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dante and Derrida

Dante and Derrida
Face to Face

by Francis J. Ambrosio

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0791480410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses Derrida as a religious thinker, reading Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s religious writings together.

Religion and the Specter of the West

Religion and the Specter of the West
Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation

by Arvind-Pal S. Mandair

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2009-10-22
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 023151980X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Arguing that intellectual movements, such as deconstruction, postsecular theory, and political theology, have different implications for cultures and societies that live with the debilitating effects of past imperialisms, Arvind Mandair unsettles the politics of knowledge construction in which the category of "religion" continues to be central. Through a case study of Sikhism, he launches an extended critique of religion as a cultural universal. At the same time, he presents a portrait of how certain aspects of Sikh tradition were reinvented as "religion" during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. India's imperial elite subtly recast Sikh tradition as a sui generis religion, which robbed its teachings of their political force. In turn, Sikhs began to define themselves as a "nation" and a "world religion" that was separate from, but parallel to, the rise of the Indian state and global Hinduism. Rather than investigate these processes in isolation from Europe, Mandair shifts the focus closer to the political history of ideas, thereby recovering part of Europe's repressed colonial memory. Mandair rethinks the intersection of religion and the secular in discourses such as history of religions, postcolonial theory, and recent continental philosophy. Though seemingly unconnected, these discourses are shown to be linked to a philosophy of "generalized translation" that emerged as a key conceptual matrix in the colonial encounter between India and the West. In this riveting study, Mandair demonstrates how this philosophy of translation continues to influence the repetitions of religion and identity politics in the lives of South Asians, and the way the academy, state, and media have analyzed such phenomena.

Derrida after the End of Writing

Derrida after the End of Writing
Political Theology and New Materialism

by Clayton Crockett

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0823277852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What are we to make of Jacques Derrida’s famous claim that “every other is every other,” if the other could also be an object, a stone or an elementary particle? Derrida’s philosophy is relevant not just for human ethical language and animality, but to profound developments in the physical and natural sciences, as well as ecology. Derrida After the End of Writing argues for the importance of reading Derrida’s later work from a new materialist perspective. In conversation with Heidegger, Lacan, and Deleuze, and critically engaging newer philosophies of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, Crockett claims that Derrida was never a linguistic idealist. Furthermore, something changes in his later philosophy something that cannot be simply described as a “turn.” In Catherine Malabou’s terms, there is a shift from a motor scheme of writing to a motor scheme of plasticity. Crockett explores some of the implications of interpreting Derrida through the new materialist lens of technicity or plasticity, attending to the significance of ethics, religion, and politics in his later work. By reading Derrida from a new materialist perspective, Crockett provides fresh readings of his ideas of sovereignty, religion, responsibility, and mourning. These new readings produce fruitful engagements with the thinkers who have followed Derrida, including Malabou, Timothy Morton, John D. Caputo, and Karen Barad. Here is a new reading of Derrida that moves beyond conventional understandings of poststructuralism and deconstruction, a reading that is responsive to and critical of some of the crucial developments shaping the humanities today.

Religion

Religion
A Book

by Jacques Derrida,Gianni Vattimo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780745618340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this remarkable volume, Jacques Derrida and Gianni Vattimo bring together some of the most significant philosophers of our time to address the nature of religion. More than a century has passed since Nietzsche provocatively proclaimed "God is dead": does this phrase adequately capture the sentiment of our time? What sense should we make of the religious revival and the return to the sacred which seems evident in the new vitality of churches, sects and religious beliefs in many parts of the world today? The contributors to this volume, which appears in English for the first time, address a wide range of questions about the meaning, status and prospects of religion. What is the significance of religion and how does it touch upon our lives and our thinking? Where do the boundaries lie between the essential traits of religion and those of ethics and justice? Is there a truth to religion, and what part has religion played in the historical development of our sense of truth? The contributors to this volume are Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Aldo Gargani, Eugenio Trias, Gianni Vattimo and Vincenzo Vitiello. This volume is a valuable contribution to contemporary thought on religion, and will be essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy, theology and the sociology of religion.

Kantian Transpositions

Kantian Transpositions
Derrida and the Philosophy of Religion

by Eddis N. Miller

  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2019-06-17
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0810140926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kantian Transpositions presents an important new reading of Jacques Derrida’s writings on religion and ethics. Eddis Miller argues that Derrida’s late texts on religion constitute an interrogation of the meaning and possibility of a “philosophy of religion.” It is the first book to fully engage Derrida’s claim, in “Faith and Knowledge: The Two Sources of ‘Religion’ at the Limits of Reason Alone” to be transposing the Kantian gesture of thinking religion “within the limits of reason alone.” Miller outlines the terms of this “transposition” and reads Derrida’s work as an attempt to enact such a transposition. Along the way, he stakes out new ground in the debate over deconstruction and ethics, showing—against recent interpretations of Derrida’s work—that there is an ethical moment in Derrida’s writings that cannot be understood properly without accounting for the decisive role played by Kant’s ethics. The result is the most sustained demonstration yet offered of Kant’s indispensible contribution to Derrida’s thought.

Derrida and Technology: Life, Politics, and Religion

Derrida and Technology: Life, Politics, and Religion
Translated by Stephen Donovan

by Björn Sjöstrand

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3030834077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gift of Death

The Gift of Death
A Book

by Jacques Derrida

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1996-06
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 0226143066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly

Derrida's Bible

Derrida's Bible
Reading a Page of Scripture With a Little Help From Derrida

by Y. Sherwood,E. Castelli

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 1137090375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the last few years, Derrida has gained a great deal of attention from scholars of biblical studies and theology. The contributors to Derrida's Bible explore the relationships between Derrida, theory, and religious studies. Unlike other books on Derrida, this collection is primarily focused on biblical studies, where others are concerned with Derrida and religion in general.