By Francis J. Ambrosio

Discusses Derrida as a non secular philosopher, analyzing Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s spiritual writings together.

Reading Dante’s Commedia along Jacques Derrida’s later spiritual writings, Francis J. Ambrosio explores what those works show approximately faith as a primary dynamic of human lifestyles, approximately freedom and accountability, and concerning the value of writing itself. Ambrosio argues that either the numerous telling modifications among them and the robust bonds that unite them throughout centuries convey that Dante and Derrida percentage an id as spiritual writers that arises from the human studies of religion, wish, and love in line with the divine secret of being human. For either Dante and Derrida, Ambrosio contends, “scriptural faith” finds that the paradoxical stress of freedom and absolute accountability needs to result in the secret of forgiveness, a mystery that those proportion and faithfully continue via surrendering to its necessity to die in order continually to start back anew.

“…a important publication … Ambrosio achieves a part of his objective of reconciling modern ‘styles of piety’ with Dante’s.” — glossy Philology

“Ambrosio’s enterprise of taking Derrida as his Virgil in interpreting Dante succeeds fairly good … because of Derrida, Ambrosio confirms back what a profound highbrow, even philosophical, problem Christianity nonetheless deals readers of this nice poet and thinker.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Francis Ambrosio has conducted a singular and incisive research that sheds very important gentle on Derrida’s research of the aporia of forgiveness through taking over the query of Derrida and Dante. the result's an strange blend of historic erudition and philosophical perception into some of the most provocative thinkers of our time and a great contribution to continental philosophy of religion.” — John D. Caputo, writer of The weak point of God: A Theology of the Event

“I like a great deal the author’s imaginitive, audacious, writerly engagement with the texts he translates. there's a lot that's provocative in those readings, and the aptitude and elegance of the writer’s language—in some ways an extension of Derrida’s personal form of writing and interpretation—announce an considerable new talent.” — William Franke, writer of Dante’s Interpretive Journey

Francis J. Ambrosio is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown college and the editor of The query of Christian Philosophy Today.

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