By Mark C. Taylor
"Erring is a considerate, usually excellent try to describe and enact what is still of (and for) theology within the wake of deconstruction. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, Derrida, and others, Mark Taylor extends—and is going good beyond—pioneering efforts. . . . the result's an important e-book, entire and well-informed."—G. Douglas Atkins, Philosophy and Literature
"Many have felt the necessity for a examine which might explicate in coherent and obtainable type the relevant tenets of deconstruction, with specific awareness to their theological implications. This want the writer has addressed in a such a lot extraordinary demeanour. The book's impression upon modern dialogue is apt to be, and merits to be, far-reaching."—Walter Lowe, magazine of faith
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Revelation, therefore, is necessarily incomplete and forever partial. Despite divine omnipresence, the mysterious God always manages to escape one's grasp. This transcendent God is not only the supreme Creator; He is also the sole Creator. From its earliest days, orthodox theology has rejected the polytheism that was typical of both many ancient Near Eastern religions and Roman paganism and has refused to accept the principle of divine hierarchy that characterized various forms of Gnosticism and also informed Neoplatonic speculation.
But the unification of the different stages of life in simultaneity is the task set for human beings. Once I produce, once I write, it is the Text itself which (fortunately) dispossesses me of my narrative continuity. ve been stolen from my birth, must thus be rejected. But to reject it is not, here, to refuse it but to retain it. To keep myself, to keep my body and my speech, I must retain the work within me, conjoin myself with it so that there will be no opportunity for the Thief to come between it and me: it must be kept from falling far from my body as writing.
If, after the death of God, it no longer is possible to write theology in a traditional way, it is also impossible, in the wake of deconstruction, to write books in a customary manner. No critic, of course, is ever completely free. One always remains bound in, to, and by the network one is trying to unravel. For example, the writer who attempts to raise the question of the meaning and significance of the book is still caught within the form he is criticizing. One can, of course, attempt to turn the book against itself.