By William Robert
What does it suggest to be known as human? How does this nomination impact or impact what it capacity to be referred to as divine? This booklet responds to those comparable questions in intertwined explorations of the passionate trials-examinations, assessments, and ordeals-of Antigone and Jesus. Impelled by way of her love of the very unlikely, Antigone crosses uncrossable limitations, transgresses norms of kinship and mortality, confounds differences of nature and tradition, and, within the method, reveals and reviews the sexism implicit in humanism. Antigone therefore disrupts humanist traditions stretching from Sophocles to Martin Heidegger-traditions that may render her subhuman or inhuman. She survives those exclusions and engenders a brand new mode of humanity, person who destabilizes vintage oppositions of existence and demise and affirms mortal finitude within the face of the future's unforeseeability. This new mode of humanity deals a brand new approach of contemplating Jesus, whom Christianity identifies as human and divine. construction on his examining of Antigone, the writer, via a detailed examining of Mark's gospel considering Jesus' cry of abandonment from the pass, exhibits that to refigure humanity can be to refigure divinity and their relation. within the first prolonged therapy of Jean-Luc Nancy's Corpus in English, the writer attracts at the theoretical insights of Jacques Derrida and Nancy to suggest an cutting edge account of Jesus' humanity and divinity-one that may give a contribution to spiritual understandings of embodiment and prayer and will open avenues of inquiry into tragedy, sexual distinction, posthumanism, and politics.By pairing Antigone and Jesus and fascinating the paintings of Judith Butler, Simone Weil, Jean-Louis Chrtien, and Dominique Janicaud, this publication constructively participates in interdisciplinary conversations on the nexus of non secular, philosophical, literary, and gender reviews.