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    Charred Root of Meaning: Rupture and Continuity in Christian Tradition

    Rosemann, Philipp W. (2019) Charred Root of Meaning: Rupture and Continuity in Christian Tradition. Irish Theological Quarterly, 84 (1). pp. 3-21. ISSN 0021-1400

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    Until very recently, the theological literature approached tradition almost exclusively as a phenomenon of continuity. But tradition involves several forms of rupture, both in its beginning and in its development. This paper distinguishes four: irruption (of the divine), forgetting, ‘destruction’ (together with retrieval/repetition), and exclusion. The argument draws on philosophers such as Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, and Jean-Luc Marion, but it is scripturally rooted and finds confirmation in Christian authors like Denys the Carthusian, Martin Luther, and Henri de Lubac.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: foolishness of the Cross; incident at Antioch; Mount Sinai; mystical body; tradition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 13480
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    Depositing User: Philipp W. Rosemann
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 10:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Theological Quarterly
    Publisher: St. Patrick's College Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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