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Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227211
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227211.003.0006

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God

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This chapter considers the topic of anxiety, especially the anxiety of the body in relation to traditional thought about the divine and the human. To suggest a distinction between repression and anxiety in contemporary theology, the chapter attends to Freud's reversal in his understanding of the relationship between anxiety and repression, and Slavoj Žižek's interpretations of Lacan in relation to Kant.

Keywords: anxiety; sublime; divine; human; repression; contemporary theology; Freud; Slavoj Žižek; Lacan; Kant

Chapter.  6547 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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