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Noli me tangere


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Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adele Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). Sarah Clift is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies at the University of King's College, Halifax. Pascale-Anne Brault is Professor of French at DePaul University. She is the co-translator of several works of Jacques Derrida's, most recently For Strasbourg: Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy (Fordham). Michael Naas is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. His books include The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar and Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media (both Fordham).


Translation of writings by the French philosopher on Christianity. * -The Chronicle of Higher Education *
This collection presents some of Nancy's best thinking on the matter of Christianity and religion, from wide-ranging speculation in a give -and-take with 'the public' to the incisive title essay focused on a charged encounter between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. This latter is a particularly bold and searching reading, far more engaged than is the case with most Biblical interpretation by those who profess themselves attentive to scripture. The attention to painting's response to the scene is deeply impressive, certainly revelatory for the general reader and probably even for art historians. The deft and elegant translation, as a real bonus, captures the layered texture of Nancy's thinking in exemplary fashion. -- -Ian Balfour * York University *

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