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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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(p.xii) (p.1) Prologue

Jean-Luc Nancy

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses adoration and the dis-enclosure of religion. It suggests that adoration involves awakening of the spirit and it signals a relationship to a presence not in the accepted sense of the word but to the presence of the opening, the dehiscence, the breach, or the breaking out of the “here” itself. This chapter also argues that the very fact of existence prevents it from being “finite” in the sense of having no extension beyond itself and discusses the difference between the concepts of addition and adoration.

Keywords:   adoration, religion, spirit, existence, finite, addition

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