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Interstices of the SublimeTheology and Psychoanalytic Theory$
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Clayton Crockett

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227211

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823227211.001.0001

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Foreclosing God

Foreclosing God

Heidegger, Lacan, and Kristeva

(p.68) 4 Foreclosing God
Interstices of the Sublime

Clayton Crockett

Fordham University Press

This chapter considers the complex topic of foreclosure and combines a reading of Freud and Lacan with a consideration of Heidegger and Julia Kristeva. Foreclosure is not the same as disavowal. The chapter concludes that if people foreclose God in a certain way, people do not shut down, but rather open up theological thinking.

Keywords:   Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Julia Kristeva, foreclosure, disavowal, theological thinking

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