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Melancholy and the Otherness of God - A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression (Paperback) Loot Price: R695
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Melancholy and the Otherness of God - A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression (Paperback): Alina...
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Melancholy and the Otherness of God - A Study in the Genealogy, Hermeneutics, and Therapeutics of Depression (Paperback)

Alina Feld

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An impressive study that prompts the reader toward philosophical reflection on the hermeneutics of melancholy in its relation to maturing theological understanding and cultivation of a profound self-consciousness. Melancholy has been interpreted as a deadly sin or demonic temptation to non-being, yet its history of interpretation reveals a progressive coming to terms with the dark mood that ultimately unveils it as the self's own ground and a trace of the abysmal nature of God. The book advances two provocative claims: that far from being a contingent condition, melancholy has been progressively acknowledged as constitutive of subjectivity as such, a trace of divine otherness and pathos, and that the effort to transcend melancholy-like Perseus vanquishing Medusa-is a necessary labor of maturing self-consciousness. Reductive attempts to eliminate it, besides being dangerously utopian, risk overcoming the labor of the soul that makes us human. This study sets forth a rigorous scholarly argument that spans several disciplines, including philosophy, theology, psychology, and literary studies.

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Imprint: Lexington Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2013
First published: May 2013
Authors: Alina Feld
Dimensions: 226 x 153 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-7391-8207-9
Barcode: 9780739182079
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-7391-8207-2

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