Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Violent Being: Milbank and Fanon Between Love and Power

“However, this means that the realm of total mutual exposure, the realm of weakness within which “all defences are down,” might ironically be seen as requiring defence against an exterior which refuses this exposedness.”  John Milbank, “Power is necessary for … Continue reading

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Blasphemous Confessions

Such blasphemies, because they are violently extorted from men by the devil against their will, sometimes sound more pleasant in the ear of God than a hallelujah or some kind of hymn of praise (Luther, Lectures on Romans). A recent … Continue reading

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