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Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus

William Robert

Abstract

What does it mean to be called “human”? How does this nomination affect or effect what it means to be called “divine”? This book responds to these related questions in intertwined explorations of the passionate trials—examinations, tests, and ordeals—of Antigone and Jesus. Impelled by her love of the impossible, Antigone crosses uncrossable boundaries, transgresses norms of kinship and mortality, confounds distinctions of nature and culture, and, in the process, unearths and critiques the sexism implicit in humanism. Antigone thus disrupts humanist traditions stretching from Sophocles to Marti ... More

Keywords: humanism, Antigone, Jesus, sexism, divinity, mortal finitude, prayer, tragedy, posthumanism, sexual difference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231652
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231652.001.0001

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William Robert, author

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