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Planetary LovesSpivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology$
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Stephen D. Moore and Mayra Rivera

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233250

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823233250.001.0001

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The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology

The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology

(p.79) The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology
Planetary Loves


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This chapter advances the elaboration of the theological implications of Spivak's detranscendentalizing moves. It draws connections between a reconfiguration of the relationship between transcendence and immanence and an ethics based on planetarity rather than on identity—an ethics that affirms “the best of our human impulses, which is to be for others.” It calls for a planetary theology that detranscendentalizes theism and highlights the entanglements of the mundane and the divine.

Keywords:   Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, detranscendentalizing moves, transcendence, immanence, ethics, planetarity

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