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The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins

An Yountae


This book probes the ethico-political possibility harbored in the Western philosophical and theological thought for addressing the collective experience of suffering, socio-political trauma, and colonial violence. To this end, it rethinks the mystical figure of the abyss in philosophical and theological literature by rethinking its meaning from a wider, socio-political perspective. Theologically, the abyss denotes the blurring of boundaries between creaturely finitude and divine potency as reflected in the writings of certain Neoplatonic and medieval mystics. The book carves the channel of a c ... More

Keywords: colonialism, cosmopolitics, Edouard Glissant, Hegel, mysticism, poetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273072
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

An Yountae, author
Lebanon Valley College