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Description - Acts of Religion by Jacques Derrida

Acts of Religion, complied in close association with Jacques Derrida, brings together for the first time a number of Derrida's writings on religion and questions of faith and their relation to philosophy and political culture. The esssays discuss religious texts from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions, as well as religious thinkers such as Kant, Levinas and Gershom Schloem, and comprise pieces spanning Derrida's career. The collection includes two essays by Derrida that appear here for the first time in any language, as well as a substantial introduction by Gil Anidjar that explores Derrida's return to his own "religious" origins and his attempts to bring to light hidden religious dimensions of the social, cultural, historical and political.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415924016
ISBN-10: 0415924014
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 444
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris, at the University of California, Irvine, New York University, and the New School for Social Research. He is the author of more than 30 books including Acts of Literature and Specters of Marx, both published by Routledge. Gil Anidjar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

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