Monthly Archives: September 2010

Beyond a Common Ground: Levinas, Fanon, and Touching the Other

“To approach the Other in conversation is to welcome his expression, in which at each instant he overflows the idea a thought would carry away from it.  It is therefore to receive from the Other beyond the capacity of the I, which … Continue reading

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Post-nationalistic Theology and Fictive Christian Ethnicity

There was recently a discussion at the Inhabitatio Dei blog about whether “postliberalism” was a defined and coherent school of thought.  Instead of searching for the commonality within one stream (“postliberalism”), I am interested in looking at a trajectory which … Continue reading

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On Milbank’s Imperialist Refusal of Difference

From the AUFS blog I saw that John Milbank has recently attributed the problems of “political Islam” to “the lamentably premature collapse of the Western colonial empires (as a consequence of the European wars);”  This should surprise no one, as … Continue reading

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