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AdorationThe Deconstruction of Christianity II$
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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823242948

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823242948.001.0001

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Complements, Supplements, Fragments

Complements, Supplements, Fragments

(p.65) 4 Complements, Supplements, Fragments

Jean-Luc Nancy

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This chapter examines concepts and practices related to adoration. It discusses beatific adoration or beatitude which is the state of blessedness, and excessive speech which is the extreme intimacy of the voice, the buried heart of language, a groan of suffering or of jouissance. This chapter also analyzes the relation of adoration with intimacy, passage, incarnation, and reduction.

Keywords:   adoration, beatitude, excessive speech, suffering, jouissance, intimacy, passage, incarnation, reduction

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