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The Virtue of Joy: Spinoza in Jean-Luc Nancy's Deconstruction of Christianity

Collins, Ashok

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In this article, I examine the presence of Spinoza within Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity project. Although the debt Nancy owes to other philosophers such as Derrida and Heidegger has been recognized, less well known is his reliance on a Spinozist frame of reference throughout his writings on Christianity. Analyzing Nancy’s reading of key moments within the deconstruction of Christianity—the doctrines of creation ex nihilo and the incarnation—I explore how the coupling of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195718
Source: Research in Phenomenology
DOI: 10.1163/15691640-12341416

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