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The Literary Structure of 'Derridean Theology'

Curkpatrick, Stephen (2004) The Literary Structure of 'Derridean Theology'. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot UK. 149pp. ISBN 9780754639435

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Abstract

Within Jacques Derrida’s appraisal of language, a 'Derridean' thesis that there is no God outside textuality evokes exploration. Any expression of theological language on a continuum between apophatic and apocalyptic articulation is contingent on conditions of possibility for textuality, namely, différance. In Derridean terms, theology cannot demonstrate its claims—apophatically, as an oblique affirmation through denial, apocalyptically, as an excessive cascade of images, or apologetically, in a quest of proper theological discourse between these tonalities, which expose theology to a cleft in its textuality.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Derrida, textuality, theology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220313 Philosophy of Language
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Curkpatrick
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 01:21
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 01:21
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3527

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