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By Isolde Andrews

ISBN-10: 3631300182

ISBN-13: 9783631300183

This unique and perceptive research attracts out the relevance of Jacques Derrida's considered deconstruction, différance and the reward for Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics. those are rather very important for apprehending Barth's doctrine of salvation, that's the actual concentration of this booklet. Derrida's insights also are proven to light up the way Barth speaks of complicated occasions akin to revelation which can't be thematised via rational proposal. this important interpretation of Karl Barth exhibits his affinity with postmodern proposal. will probably be of curiosity to those that are learning the connection among theology and postmodernism, quite the complicated borders among the thematisable and non-thematisable.

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2 George Lindbeck's Study of Barth's Writing Lindbeck's study draws attention to the way in which, for Barth, the actual text of the Bible has an importance that cannot be matched. 122 He goes on to discuss the importance of not projecting experiences into the text but of examining what happens when the text controls communal reading (intratextuality) and Christians come to live in what Barth described as "the Strange New World within the Bible". This, as he argues, has a profound effect on the way in which people absorb experiences from the outside world into their experience of the textual one of the Bible's world.

34. , A Scholastic of a Higher Order: The Development lif Karl Barth's Theology, 1921-31. l ff. 115 OfGrammatology, op. 158. 44 understanding on to these texts in order to gain access and extract meaning from them. I contend that Barth's "no view" of God and his understanding of the viewing point of the texts of scripture as being a point on which one cannot stand, is an important clue to Barth's essentially deconstructive reading of the texts of scripture. The "sigh" or the "viewpoint" of which he speaks, I think, is the signifying structure that constitutes his theology: discourse in the space between the writer and his intentions.

For example, although Derrida is noted for his critique of Western metaphysics, he also frequently points out that one cannot step outside of that tradition. Of Hegel, whose project of idealistic monism is anathema to deconstructive thought, he writes, "Misconstrued, treated lightly, Hegelianism only extends its historical dominion; finally unfolding its immense enveloping resources without obstacle. "72 Similarly, Barth observes that, "It is as impossible to pass by Hegel as it is to pass by Kant!

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