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The Trace of GodDerrida and Religion$
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Edward Baring and Peter E. Gordon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823262090

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.001.0001

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Theism and Atheism at Play

Theism and Atheism at Play

Jacques Derrida and Christian Heideggerianism

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(p.72) Theism and Atheism at Play
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The Trace of God
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Edward Baring

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.003.0005

This essay compares the work of Jacques Derrida and Henri Birault. Birault was one of the most important French readers of Martin Heidegger in the 1950s and 60s and his work was an significant influence on Derrida's own. Placing Birault's work in the broader reception of Heidegger in France, the essay examines his analysis of finitude and appeal to the ontological difference, showing how Birault related his reading of Heidegger to his Christian beliefs. In showing how Derrida drew on this work in essays and unpublished courses from the early 1960s, the essay provides insight into his early readings of Heidegger and Nietzsche, his understanding of the relationship between ontology and theology, and his concept of “play” [jeu].

Keywords:   Jacques Derrida, Henri Birault, Ontological Difference, Finitude, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, Play

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