Tag Archives: Jacques Derrida

Theologies of Word and State: Some Reflections on the Ottawa Shooting

by Justin K.H. Tse and Matt Sheedy Justin Tse: The shooting in Ottawa on 22 October 2014 has uncovered the remarkable way that the Canadian state remains theologically constituted. In some ways, this is a relatively uncontroversial argument. The White House … Continue reading

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Deconstructing vs. Negating Religion

by Tenzan Eaghll For a long time there was a passage in Derrida’s On Touching regarding Christianity that baffled me. In this particular passage, Derrida states that the “deconstruction of Christianity will be a Christian victory.” Now, what confused me … Continue reading

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Beyond Binaries: Syncretism, Hybridity, and other Frustrating Descriptors, Part 1

by Doug Valentine In their introduction to Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion (2012) Courtney Bender et al. describe the religious landscape as a space in which: [r]eligious bodies, objects, and ideas leave from and travel … Continue reading

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Post-Atheism and Deconstruction: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 2

by Donovan Schaefer Gary Gutting: So the distinction that saves you from contradiction is this: Beliefs contain faith in the sense that, in the world, beliefs are where we find faith concretely expressed; but any given faith can be expressed … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Deconstructing Caputo, Part Two

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Deconstructing Caputo, Part One

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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