Awaiting the Impossible

A Dialogue with Derrida, Deconstruction, and the Endless Wait for Messiah
by See Seng Tan (Author)
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This book dialogues with deconstruction's "religion without religion" and its implications for theology. In the view of many, deconstruction is a purely nihilistic force bent on the wanton destruction of long-held philosophical, religious, and moral traditions. However, this perspective ignores the fact that deconstruction--in the hands of its standard bearers like Jacques Derrida, John Caputo, and others--has all along been a religious exercise in demythologization. Furnishing a Christian rejoinder to deconstruction's claims about and objections to orthodox religion (and particularly to Christianity), the book addresses the following questions: How can deconstruction open a space for an affirmative faith to occur and be professed? Can deconstruction ever be hospitable toward Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah for which it waits?

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EPUB
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DRM Protected
Contributor
Gordon Wong (Introduction author)
Publication date
June 08, 2022
Publisher
Page count
150
ISBN
9781666741643

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