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A Theology of Failure: žižek against Christian Innocence

Marika Rose

Abstract

Everyone agrees that theology has failed, but the question of how to respond to this failure is contested. Against both radical orthodoxy and deconstructive theology, Rose proposes that Christian identity is constituted by, not despite, failure. Rose shows how the influential work of Slavoj Žižek repeats the original move of Christian mysticism differently, yoking language, desire, and transcendence to a materialist rather than a Neoplatonist account of the world. Tracing these themes through the Dionysius, Derrida, and contemporary debates about the gift, violence, and revolution, Rose’s crit ... More

Keywords: Caputo, Derrida, Dionysius, failure, gift, negative theology, radical orthodoxy, violence, Žižek

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284078
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284078.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marika Rose, author
University of Winchester