By Colby Dickinson

ISBN-10: 1441192247

ISBN-13: 9781441192240

Dickinson strains the advance of 2 suggestions, the messianic and the canonical, as they movement, interweave and contest one another within the paintings of 3 well-liked continental philosophers: Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben, notwithstanding a robust aiding solid of Jan Assmann, Gershom Scholem, Jacob Taubes and Paul Ricoeur, between others, additionally play their respective roles all through this research. He isolates how their a number of interactions with their selected phrases displays a great deal of what's acknowledged in the quite a few discourses that represent what now we have with ease labelled, usually in mistakenly monolithic phrases, as 'Theology'.

By narrowing the scope of this research to the dynamics generated traditionally by means of those contrasting phrases, he additionally seeks to figure out what precisely lies on the middle of theology's doubtless so much valuable item: the presentation past any illustration, the intended real nucleus of all revelation and what lies in the back of any look for a 'theology of immanence' today.

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