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The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion

Edward Baring and Peter E. Gordon


The question of religion was a major preoccupation for Jacques Derrida especially during the last years of his life. His writings on this theme have continued to inspire and provoke, and they have played a crucial role in the transformation of scholarly debate across the globe. The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion provides a compact introduction to this debate, bringing together contributions by some of the best-known voices in the field, as well as work by younger scholars. It considers Derrida’s fraught relationship to Judaism and his Jewish identity; it broaches the question of Derrida's ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, Judaism, Christian tradition, Islam, Atheism, Martin Hägglund, John Caputo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262090
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Baring, editor
Drew University

Peter E. Gordon, editor
Harvard University

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Front Matter


Edward Baring, and Peter E. Gordon

“Et Iterum de Deo”

Hent de Vries

Not Yet Marrano

Ethan Kleinberg

Poetics of the Broken Tablet

Sarah Hammerschlag

Abraham, the Settling Foreigner

Joseph Cohen and Raphael Zagury-Orly

Unprotected Religion

John D. Caputo

The Autoimmunity of Religion

Martin Hägglund

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