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Bibil Identifier bibil:137471
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) About Gifts: Derrida, Scripture, Earth
Author Manolopoulos, Mark
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 1, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 1-12 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In recent times, the question of the gift has become a hot topic across a range of disciplines. Jacques Derrida was a key instigator: he disclosed the gift’s paradoxical or aporetic nature: it is both gratuitous and circular, excessive and reciprocal. An exemplary and decisive textual site of this duality is the Bible, where gift/ing is expressed according to extreme figures like grace and bribery – and much in between. But an examination of the gift should also move beyond the world of the text to the world itself. And so, we ask: ‘What if creation is a gift? How should we respond to the Earth?’
DOI 10.2104/bc050038
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Grace
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