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Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Karmen Mackendrick


Divine Enticement takes as its central claims that the meanings of theological concepts are not so much propositional—whether those propositions are affirmative or negative—as they are seductive; and that in fact our relation to the divine, the sacred, that which we name by "God" is one of an infinite seduction. The use of language in such conceptualization evokes more than it designates. This is not a flaw nor a result of vagueness or imprecision in theological language, but rather marks the correspondence of such language to its subject, understood here not as a being but as that which, outs ... More

Keywords: Theology, Seduction, Semiotics, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes, Augustine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823242894
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karmen Mackendrick, author
Le Moyne College