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Embodied disbelief: poststructural feminist atheism

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“I quite rightly pass for an atheist,” Jacques Derrida announces in Circumfession. Grace Jantzen's suggestion that the poststructuralist critique of modernity can also be trained on atheism helps us make sense of this playfully cryptic statement: although Derrida sympathizes with the “idea” of atheism, he is wary of the modern brand of atheism, with its insistence on rationally arranging—straightening out—religion. In this paper, I will argue that poststructural feminism, with its focus on em...

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10.1111/hypa.12039

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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Publisher:
Wiley
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Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
371–387
Publication date:
2013-04-25
Acceptance date:
2012-12-12
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0887-5367
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pubs:620638
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uuid:fb306828-32d6-4955-8fbb-d4e081920ad1
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pubs:620638
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620638
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2016-05-12

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