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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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Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God

Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God

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(p.81) 5 Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God
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Interstices of the Sublime
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Clayton Crockett

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227211.003.0006

This chapter considers the topic of anxiety, especially the anxiety of the body in relation to traditional thought about the divine and the human. To suggest a distinction between repression and anxiety in contemporary theology, the chapter attends to Freud's reversal in his understanding of the relationship between anxiety and repression, and Slavoj Žižek's interpretations of Lacan in relation to Kant.

Keywords:   anxiety, sublime, divine, human, repression, contemporary theology, Freud, Slavoj Žižek, Lacan, Kant

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