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Review Articles - Neither/Nor: Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity

Review Articles - Neither/Nor: Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity 136 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenolog y 37 (2007) 115–143 Neither/Nor: Jean-Luc Nancy’s Deconstruction of Christianity Jean-Luc Nancy. La Déclosion. Paris: Galilèe, 2005. 248 pp. The recent fortunes of religion (in general) and Christianity (in particular) in the Continental philosophical tradition can be summed up under three headings, the first two of which are the ‘return of religion’ and the ‘theological turn’. The ‘return of religion’ is a broad socio-cultural phenomenon referring to the recent rise of a number of seemingly unrelated fundamentalisms— Christian, Muslim, Hindu—and is looked upon with unease by most Conti- nental philosophers. 1 The ‘theological turn’ is a term used most notably by Dominique Janicaud in his Phenomenolog y and the “Theological Turn” 2 to speak about the growing interest, beginning in the 1980s, for the theme of transcendence among a number of writers—Ricœur, Henry, and Marion foremost among them—who adopt a more or less explicitly confessional standpoint in their writing. This also is viewed, by Janicaud at least, with profound unease. In the past few years, a third phenomenon has joined the return of religion and the theological turn. It is, in a way, both another turn and another return, but it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Review Articles - Neither/Nor: Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 37 (1): 136 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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136 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenolog y 37 (2007) 115–143 Neither/Nor: Jean-Luc Nancy’s Deconstruction of Christianity Jean-Luc Nancy. La Déclosion. Paris: Galilèe, 2005. 248 pp. The recent fortunes of religion (in general) and Christianity (in particular) in the Continental philosophical tradition can be summed up under three headings, the first two of which are the ‘return of religion’ and the ‘theological turn’. The ‘return of religion’ is a broad socio-cultural phenomenon referring to the recent rise of a number of seemingly unrelated fundamentalisms— Christian, Muslim, Hindu—and is looked upon with unease by most Conti- nental philosophers. 1 The ‘theological turn’ is a term used most notably by Dominique Janicaud in his Phenomenolog y and the “Theological Turn” 2 to speak about the growing interest, beginning in the 1980s, for the theme of transcendence among a number of writers—Ricœur, Henry, and Marion foremost among them—who adopt a more or less explicitly confessional standpoint in their writing. This also is viewed, by Janicaud at least, with profound unease. In the past few years, a third phenomenon has joined the return of religion and the theological turn. It is, in a way, both another turn and another return, but it

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Published: Jan 1, 2007

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