Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

William Robert


What does it suggest to be referred to as human? How does this nomination have an effect on or impression what it skill to be known as divine? This booklet responds to those comparable questions in intertwined explorations of the passionate trials-examinations, checks, and ordeals-of Antigone and Jesus. Impelled through her love of the most unlikely, Antigone crosses uncrossable barriers, transgresses norms of kinship and mortality, confounds differences of nature and tradition, and, within the approach, finds and opinions the sexism implicit in humanism. Antigone therefore disrupts humanist traditions stretching from Sophocles to Martin Heidegger-traditions that may render her subhuman or inhuman. She survives those exclusions and engenders a brand new mode of humanity, one who destabilizes vintage oppositions of lifestyles and loss of life and affirms mortal finitude within the face of the future's unforeseeability. This new mode of humanity deals a brand new method of contemplating Jesus, whom Christianity identifies as human and divine. development on his interpreting of Antigone, the writer, via an in depth examining of Mark's gospel fascinated by Jesus' cry of abandonment from the go, indicates that to refigure humanity can be to refigure divinity and their relation. within the first prolonged therapy of Jean-Luc Nancy's Corpus in English, the writer attracts at the theoretical insights of Jacques Derrida and Nancy to suggest an leading edge account of Jesus' humanity and divinity-one which may give a contribution to non secular understandings of embodiment and prayer and will open avenues of inquiry into tragedy, sexual distinction, posthumanism, and politics.By pairing Antigone and Jesus and interesting the paintings of Judith Butler, Simone Weil, Jean-Louis Chrtien, and Dominique Janicaud, this publication constructively participates in interdisciplinary conversations on the nexus of non secular, philosophical, literary, and gender studies.

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