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The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing Postcolonial Theology

SUSAN ABRAHAM

in Planetary Loves

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780823233250
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823233250.003.0006

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

The Pterodactyl in the Margins: Detranscendentalizing               Postcolonial Theology

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This chapter advances the elaboration of the theological implications of Spivak's detranscendentalizing moves. It draws connections between a reconfiguration of the relationship between transcendence and immanence and an ethics based on planetarity rather than on identity—an ethics that affirms “the best of our human impulses, which is to be for others.” It calls for a planetary theology that detranscendentalizes theism and highlights the entanglements of the mundane and the divine.

Keywords: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; detranscendentalizing moves; transcendence; immanence; ethics; planetarity

Chapter.  9119 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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