Margins of Religion

Margins of Religion

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Pursuing Jacques Derrida's reflections on the possibility of qreligion without religion, q 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 or a€œreligiona€ as reconstrued by Derrida can escape Religiousness A only if an example can be an exemplar and a ... above his Concluding Unscientific Postscript: a€œBut I must ask you, Socrates, what do you suppose is the upshot of all this? ... However matters may stand with the how, which for Kierkegaard matters far more than the what, the answer must be that ultimately no what can be saved, anbsp;...

Title:Margins of Religion
Author:John Llewelyn
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2008-12-17


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