After Writing On the Liturgical Cosummation of Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0631206728
ISBN-13: 9780631206729
Edition: 1997
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Pickstock shows how Platonic philosophy did not assume a primacy of metaphysical presence, as had been previously thought, but a primacy of liturgical theory and practice. She also provides a significant rethinking of Christian views on language and life.

Acknowledgements
Preface
The Polity of Death
Socrates Goes Outside the City: Writing and Exteriority
Introduction
The Plot of the Phaedrus
The Trade of the Sophists
Writing as Capital
The Contagion of the Good
Platonic versus Derridean Supplementation
Plato's return to Myth
Eros and Exteriority
The Socratic Gaze
The Mediations of Egypt
Intimations of Doxology
Spatialization: The Middle of Modernity
The New Sophistry
Peter Ramus
The Cartesian City
Reality Without Depth
The Written Subject
The City of Virtuosi
The Theatrical City
The Language of Modernity
Nouns: a hardness as of cut stone
Syntax: the contour against the void
The warp of language
Signs of Death
The Necrophilia of Modernity
The Abyssal Gesture
Indications of Nothing
Postmodern Parsimony
A Dismal Sign
Transition
'Can My Eating Slake Your Hunger?' On The Evacuation Of Liturgy
Duns Scotus and the Priority of the Possible
Univocity of Being
The formal distinction
The actual-possible
The thinkable
The eucharist and other possible miracles
The haunted middle
The Decline of Liturgical Order
Excursus on Scotist politics
Kinship
The economic realm
The civic realm
The juridical realm
The political
Eternal bonds
The rupture of power and love
The Theological Body
The Sacred Polis
I Will Go Unto The Altar Of God: The Impossible Liturgy
Introduction
Spatialization and the Liturgy
The Impossibility of Liturgy
A summary of the mediaeval Roman Rite
The journey's name
The problematic altar
The time of purification
The other offering
The Apostrophic Voice
The Permutability of Identity
Divine identifications
Borrowed names
Liturgical Satire
Liturgy as both Text and Voice
Seraphic Voices: The Space of Doxology
Introduction
'Vesper in Ambiguo Est': The Time of Liturgy
Christic Asyndeton
Liturgical Space
'Dona Nobis Pacem': The Liturgical Chronotope
The Gift of Citizenship
The character of gift
Giving the impossible gift
The impossible return
The gift of being
The Resurrection Of The Sign
Transubstantiation: Beyond Presence and Absence
Eucharistic Scepticism
Transubstantiation in Aquinas: a Defence
Transubstantiation as the Condition of Possibility for all Meaning
The Eucharistic Logos
Conclusion
Analytical Index

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