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Introduction

Eric Boynton and Martin Kavka

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to foster and extend conversations in Continental philosophy of religion that owe their particular ... More


Saints and the Heterological Historian

Peter Ochs

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
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9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores “the chain of identities” that link author, reader, teacher, and student in Wyschogrod's work as a “saintly pedagogy” for imagining the proximity of ... More


The Historian and the Messianic “Now”: Reading Edith Wyschogrod's An Ethics of Remembering

Bettina Bergo

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages in a detailed exposition of Wyschogrod's text to enrich the theme of influence. It considers what Benjamin called the “secret appointment” between ... More


Hearing the Voices of the Dead: Wyschogrod, Megill, and the Heterological Historian

John D. Caputo

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter stages an Auseinandersetzung between the historian and the phenomenologist, akin to the altercation announced in the title of Van Harvey's The Historian and ... More


The Uncertainty Principle

Mark C. Taylor

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
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9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter outlines the issues that animate Wyschogrod's writings as a whole. It contends that Wyschogrod developed an account of “saintly influence” that is unable to ... More


The Impossible Possibility of Ethics

Thomas J. J. Altizer

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
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9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the challenges to entrenched systems of authority implicit in Wyschogrod's calls to other-centered ethics become really possible only when the ... More


Women in Atomic Bomb Narratives: Hagiography, Alterity, and Non-Nomological Ethics

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This last chapter examines the way in which survivors and non-survivors alike attempt to hand down the experiences of the atomic bombing, particularly through popular media. These atomic bomb ... More


Laughing, Praying, Weeping before God: A Response

John D. Caputo

in Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy after the Death of God

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2006
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225002
eISBN:
9780823237081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225002.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter responds to the three preceding analyses of Prayers and Tears, which it says can be reduced to Augustine's question, “When I love God, what do I love?” As a ... More


An Exercise in Upbuilding

Edith Wyschogrod

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Edith Wyschogrod's own response to her commentators. It highlights the production in this volume of multiple authorial personae. Her use of the ... More


Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Eric Boynton and Martin Kavka (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Since the publication of her first book, Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics, in 1974 — the first book about Levinas published in English — Edith Wyschogrod has ... More


The Empty Suitcase as Rainbow

Merold Westphal

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the acts and motives of the Protestant villagers of Le Chambon sur Lignon in south-central France. Consideration of these descendants of the ... More


Hosting the Stranger and the Pilgrim: A Christian Theological Reflection

Graham Ward

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the question of whether Christian theology can acknowledge alterity without becoming less theological. Rhetorically oscillating between the concrete ... More


Heterological History: A Conversation

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In The Ethics of Remembering, Edith Wyschogrod applies the familiar postmodernist concept of “heterology”—the study of otherness or “alterity”—to the philosophy of ... More


Memory and Violence, or Genealogies of Remembering

Werner H. Kelber

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sketches an approach to Christian passion narratives that considers them as ethically ambiguous products of remembering. Extending the sense of history as ... More


Postmodernism and the Desire for God: An E-mail Exchange

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is a discourse between Edith Wyschogrod and John D. Caputo on postmodernism and the desire for God. In the postmodern culture of images, so-called virtual ... More


Kenotic Overflow and Temporal Transcendence: Angelic Embodiment and the Alterity of Time in Abraham Abulafia

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages in a patient reconstruction of the philosophy of time by turning to a text by the medieval kabbalist Abraham Abulafia that explicitly treats the ... More


Tribute to Derrida

Amy Hollywood

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

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2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter raises the concern that some of the practices we think perform saintly influence may be repressive. Thinking through the intersection of Jacques Derrida's, ... More


“God,” Gods, God

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that both secular and theological approaches to ethics are flawed because they are thematizations of that which cannot be articulated in itself in ... More


The Name of God in Levinas's Philosophy

Robert Gibbs

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
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March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the practice that ensures the open and irruptible nature of the future is that of philosophy. Through a treatment of the oscillation between ... More


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