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Conclusion: where the heart pontificates

David Fergusson

in Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569380
eISBN:
9780191702051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The discussion in the previous chapters has sought to offer a response to recent secular criticism of religion but not in an attempt to win all the spoils. A constructive response to criticism can ... More


In Defense of Secular Belief

Yuval Avnur

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the idea that, even if there is no evidence or argument in favour of belief in the external world or religious belief, there is a pragmatic justification for believing in the ... More


World: World

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the world of world literature—understood as either the site at which a literary work is produced (for world systems theory) or the site disclosed in the literary work itself ... More


Free Speech, Blasphemy, and Secular Criticism

Talal Asad

in Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251681
eISBN:
9780823252862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251681.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines discursive oppositions between Islam and secular Christianity on issues of free speech and blasphemy, and between a political Islam linked to aggression and death and a secular ... More


“What Is a Classic?”: International Literary Criticism and the Classic Question

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

T. S. Eliot’s and J.M. Coetzee’s lectures titled “What is a Classic?” seem to suggest that if the classical criterion is of vital importance to literary criticism, the classic in turn is constituted ... More


The Poiein of Secular Criticism

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Traces the origins of the notion of “secular criticism’” from Edward Said’s invention to the developments of comparative literature as a field of critical knowledge. Links the capacity for critique ... More


The Banality of Exile

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 3 revisits the archetype of the exilic intellectual. Jabra Ibrahim Jabra had conceived of exile, particularly that of the Palestinian intellectual, as a tragic state of individual ... More


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