Creaturely glory : transimmanence and the politics of incarnation
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The question of transcendence and its relation to immanence is not new in the history of philosophy, theology, and political theory. Two positions seem to demarcate post-metaphysical political thought on this issue. On the one hand, there is the radical view of transcendence, a hyper-transcendence that is ever more beyond, unalloyed by any mundane thematization. On the other hand, there is the radical view of immanence emphasizing that we should put transcendence behind us and be content with a profaned immanent world. This paper explores how the Christian idea of incarnation, if approached as a transimmanent hypostatic modality that reveals how the radicalism of transcendence is realized in immanence, may offer insights into the syntagma creaturely life. Such a perspective is set against Agamben's alternative elaboration of creaturely life as form-of-life.
Paipais , V 2022 , ' Creaturely glory : transimmanence and the politics of incarnation ' , Political Theology , vol. 23 , no. 3 , pp. 184-200 . https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2021.1872919
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