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By Colby Dickinson

Dickinson lines the improvement of 2 strategies, the messianic and the canonical, as they move, interweave and contest one another within the paintings of 3 favourite continental philosophers: Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben, even though a robust aiding solid of Jan Assmann, Gershom Scholem, Jacob Taubes and Paul Ricoeur, between others, additionally play their respective roles all through this examine. He isolates how their quite a few interactions with their selected phrases displays a great deal of what's acknowledged in the quite a few discourses that represent what we've got comfortably labelled, usually in mistakenly monolithic phrases, as 'Theology'.

By narrowing the scope of this research to the dynamics generated traditionally through those contrasting phrases, he additionally seeks to figure out what precisely lies on the center of theology's possible so much precious item: the presentation past any illustration, the intended real nucleus of all revelation and what lies in the back of any look for a 'theology of immanence' today.

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