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What Comes after Christianity? Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity

What Comes after Christianity? Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article aims to be a confrontation with Nancy's 'deconstruction of Christianity.' Its arguments are instructed by Derrida's thesis in his On Touching—Jean-Luc Nancy, in which he speaks of the 'destructive effects' of Nancy's own thinking. One such effect is, according to Derrida, Nancy's complicity with some form of metaphysical thinking. The conclusion of this article therefore aims to expound on just what sort of metaphysics returns in Nancy's work and proposes a more viable—and phenomenological—option with regard to the question of what is to be done with the relics of the Christian tradition through forging an opening towards Levinas' and Merleau-Ponty's philosophies.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

What Comes after Christianity? Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 39 (2): 266 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916409X448201
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article aims to be a confrontation with Nancy's 'deconstruction of Christianity.' Its arguments are instructed by Derrida's thesis in his On Touching—Jean-Luc Nancy, in which he speaks of the 'destructive effects' of Nancy's own thinking. One such effect is, according to Derrida, Nancy's complicity with some form of metaphysical thinking. The conclusion of this article therefore aims to expound on just what sort of metaphysics returns in Nancy's work and proposes a more viable—and phenomenological—option with regard to the question of what is to be done with the relics of the Christian tradition through forging an opening towards Levinas' and Merleau-Ponty's philosophies.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: JEAN-LUC NANCY; EMMANUEL LEVINAS; CHRISTIANITY; JACQUES DERRIDA; METAPHYSICS

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