By Jacques Derrida
Acts of faith, compiled in shut organization with Jacques Derrida, brings jointly for the 1st time a few Derrida's writings on faith and questions of religion and their relation to philosophy and political tradition. The essays talk about non secular texts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions, in addition to non secular thinkers similar to Kant, Levinas, and Gershom Scholem, and contain items spanning Derrida's profession. the gathering comprises new essays by way of Derrida that seem right here for the 1st time in any language, in addition to a considerable advent by means of Gil Anidjar that explores Derrida's go back to his personal "religious" origins and his makes an attempt to carry to gentle hidden spiritual dimensions of the social, cultural, old, and political.
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The temptation to believe in knowledge, here for example in the precious authority of Benveniste, can hardly be separated from a certain fear and trembling. Before what? Before a scholarship that is recognized, no doubt, and legitimate and respectable, but also before the confi dence with which, authorizing himself without trembling through this authority, Benveniste (for example) proceeds with the cutting edge of assured distinction. ) did not arise, in a quasi-automatic, machine-like or mechanical manner, out of the hesitation, indecision and margins between the two ostensibly assured terms.
But even if they respond, as I believe they do, to irrefutable imperatives, my provisional hypothesis (which I advance all the more prudently and timidly for not being able to justify it sufficiently in the limited space and time available) is that here, in Capri, the last type ought to dominate. It should not exclude the others-that would lead to too many absurdities-but it should privilege the signs of what in the world, to day, singular izes the use of the word "religion" as well as experience of "religion" associated with the word, there where no memory and no history could suffice to announce or gather it, at least not at first sight.
These hegemonical concepts tend to reign over a world, but only from their finitude: the growing tension of their power is not incompatible, far from it, with their precariousness any more than with their per fectibility. The one can never do anything without recalling itself to the other. is neither Being, nor the Good, nor God, nor Man, nor History. It will always resist them, will have always been (and no future anterior, even, will have been able to reap propriate, inflect or reflect a chora without faith or law) the very place of an infinite resistance, of an infinitely impassible persistence
Acts of Religion by Jacques Derrida