Monstrance: Articulating the Paradox

Shakespeare, Steven (2015) Monstrance: Articulating the Paradox. In: Kierkegaard and the Refusal of Transcendence. Radical Theologies . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137386755

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Abstract

Playing upon the connections between monsters, monstrances (in which the Eucharistic host is mounted for display) and demonstrations, the chapter shows the indispensability of Kierkegaard’s figurative strategies in his articulation of the paradox. The monstrous is put forward as the deforming power of the unconditioned. Beginning with a reading of the disagreement between Slavoj Žižek and John Milbank in their book The Monstrosity of Christ, in which Kierkegaard is subject to wildly different interpretations, Shakespeare argues that neither captures the (often partially hidden) references to monstrosity which are at work at key points of Kierkegaard’s texts.

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Additional Information and Comments: Steven Shakespeare, Kierkegaard and the Refusal of Transcendence / Chapter Four - Monstrance: Articulating the Paradox , 2015, Palgrave Macmillan reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137386755
Keywords: Kierkegaard, transcendence, immanence, paradox
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Lauren Whiston
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 14:21
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/848

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