Jacques Derrida is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His thinking has radically transformed scholarship and critical practice across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Derrida on Religion offers students an overview of Derrida’s many influential writings on religion and also explores the potential of Derrida’s methodologies for the study of religion. This is an essential textbook for any student who wants to explore the impact of Derrida’s critical theory and practice on the study of religion.
(reviewed together with another volume): "These are both texts that aim for comprehensiveness in terms of different religious (and to a lesser extent counter-religious) readings of deconstruction, with an essentially Christian rather than Judaic or Islamic focus, and for a delineation of Derridean texts that have subsisted such thinking." – Radical Philosophy
Preface and Acknowledgements
Selected works by Jacques Derrida
1. Inheriting Derrida
3. Key Terms
4. Key Texts
5. Derrida's Religion
6. Derrida and Religion
About the Author:
Dawne McCance is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba, Canada.