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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Angels in the Architecture

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:12 AM

"Things fall apart;
the centre cannot hold
"

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100715-AugustineCenter.jpg

The above building is home to the Derridean leftists
of the Villanova philosophy department.

center loosens,
forms again elsewhere

"The most obvious problem with Derrida's argument in The Gift of Death is his misconception of Christianity. In his description of Christian mystery, the crucified figure of Jesus is strikingly absent, having been replaced by a mysterious 'infinite other.' In this respect, Derrida's understanding of Christianity is essentially gnostic; the humanity of Jesus is displaced by gnostic mystery. Although Derrida claims to describe historical Christianity, in fact, his argument is based on a serious distortion of Christian practice and theology. Although the title might seem an obvious reference to Christ's atoning death, Derrida's book can only be characterized as an overt and unacknowledged displacement of the Crucifixion and its central place in Christian worship."

 

— Peter Goldman, now at Westminster College in Salt Lake City

See also Highway 1 Revisited (August 1, 2006).

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