Words: Religious Language Matters

Examines the link between our (implicit) assumptions about language and our understanding of religious phenomena. In particular, focuses on the performative and material specificity of word use in religion

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hemel, Ernst van den
Contributors: Szafraniec, Asja (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Fordham University Press 2016
Series/Journal:The Future of the Religious Past
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: Hemel, Ernst van den: Words : Religious Language Matters. - New York : Fordham University Press,c2016. - 9780823255566
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Summary:Examines the link between our (implicit) assumptions about language and our understanding of religious phenomena. In particular, focuses on the performative and material specificity of word use in religion
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Any More Deathless Questions? -- PART I: WHAT ARE WORDS? -- 1.Word as Act: Varieties of Semiotic Ideology in the Interpretation of Religion -- 2.Medieval Irish Spells: “Words of Power” as Performance -- 3.Inscriptional Violence and the Art of Cursing: A Study of Performative Writing -- 4.Words and Word-Bodies: Writing the Religious Body -- 5.Flesh Become Word: Textual Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation -- PART II: RELIGIOUS VOCABULARIES -- 6.Semantic Differences, or “Judaism”/“Christianity” -- 7.The Name God in Blanchot -- 8.Humanism’s Cry: On Infinity in Religion and Absence in Atheism—A Conversation with Blanchot and Nancy -- 9.Intuition, Interpellation, Insight: Elements of a Theory of Conversion -- 10.Allowed and Forbidden Words: Canon and Censorship in Grundbegriffe, Critical Terms, Encyclopedias: Confessions of a Person Involved -- PART III: TRANSMITTING AND TRANSLATING THE IMPLICIT -- 11.God Lisped: Divine Accommodation and Cracks in Calvin’s Scriptural Voice -- 12.Rethinking the Implicit: Fragments of the Project on Aggada and Halakhah in Walter Benjamin -- 13.What Cannot Be Said: Apophasis and the Discourse of Love -- 14.Givenness and the Basic Problems of Phenomenology -- PART IV: SITUATING ONESELF VIA LANGUAGE -- 15.Prayer: Addressing the Name -- 16.A Quarrel with God: Cavell on Wittgenstein and Hegel -- 17.Thinking about the Secular Body, Pain, and Liberal Politics -- 18.The Rise of Literal-Mindedness -- 19.From Star Wars to Jediism: Th eEmergence of Fiction-based Religion -- 20.The Words of the Martyr: Media, Martyrdom, and the Construction of a Community -- PART V: RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE AND NATIONALISM -- 21.Militant Religiopolitical Rhetoric: How Abraham Kuyper Mobilized His Constituency
22.Thinking through Religious Nationalism -- Notes -- List of Contributors
ISBN:0823255581