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A Critical Negative Theology of Dialogue: The Coincidence of Reason and Revelation in Communicative Openness

Apophasis and the Turn of Philosophy to Religion: From Neoplatonic Negative Theology to Postmodern Negation of Theology Sourcelink (Full Text)  Google books

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The Deaths of God in Hegel and Nietzsche and the Crisis of Values in Secular Modernity and in Post-secular Postmodernity

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Franz Rozenzweig and the Emergence of a Post-Secular Philosophy of the Unsayable

Varieties and Valences of Unsayability in Literature

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Unsayability and the Promise of Salvation: An Apophatics of the World to Come

Apocalypse and the Breaking-Open of Dialogue:  A Negatively Theological Perspective

 

A Philosophy of the Unsayable: Apophasis and the Experience of Truth and Totality

 

La teologia negativa come critica dell’idolatria


Existentialism: An Atheistic or a Christian Philosophy?
Abstract

 

The Paramount Importance of What Cannot Be Said in Public Theological Discourse (Full Text)

Poetry, Prophecy, and Theological Revelation

Agamben’s Logic of Exception and its Apophatic Roots and Offshoots

Religion and Representation (with Chance Woods)

Learned Ignorance: The Apophatic Tradition of Cultivating the Virtue of Unknowing

Religion and Representation: 2. Religious Belief and the Cultural Limits of Representation

   (This Years Work in Critical and Cultural Theory – online)

 

                                     Comparative Philosophy

All or Nothing: Nature in Chinese Thought and the Apophatic Occident published pdf ALL OR NOTHING_ NATURE IN CHINESE THOUGHT AND THE APOPHATIC OCCIDENT

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From the Globalism of Nature to the Universality of Thought: Bringing Universalist Ethics and Politics Back into Ecological Harmony by the Apophatic Way

“Nothingness and the Aspiration to Universality in the Poetic ‘Making’ of Sense: An Essay in Comparative East-West Poetics”    link

The New Apophatic Universalism: Deconstructive Critical Theories and Open Togetherness in the European Tradition

东亚儒学文化的人文学科教育与比较人文学基础(Study on the Basis of Humanities Education and Comparative Humanities of Confucian Culture in East Asia)

 

Philosophical and Theological Interpretations of Literature

On Classical and Biblical Literature

Virgil, History, Prophecy

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Prophecy as a Genre of Revelation and its Inspiration by Poetic Imagination

On Doing the Truth in Time: The Aeneid‘s Invention of Poetic Prophecy

Sulla verità poetica che è superiore alla storia: Porfireo e la critica filosofica della letteratura

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From the Bible as Literature to Literature as Theology: A Theological Reading of Genesis as a Theology Text

HOMER’S MUSINGS AND THE DIVINE MUSE: EPIC SONG AS INVENTION AND AS REVELATION.

 

Gospel as Personal Knowing: Reflections on Not Just a Literary Genre

 

Prophecy as a genre of revelation: Synergisms of inspiration and imagination in the book of Isaiah

 

Writings and Revelation:  Literary Theology in the Bible

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On Medieval Literature and  Dante

The Ethical Vision of Dante’s “Paradiso” in Light of Levinas

A Theology of Human Encounter: Montemaggi’s Professional-Personal Testament

Dante’s Inferno as Poetic Revelation of Prophetic Truth

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Dante’s Address to the Reader and its Ontological Significance

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Dante’s ‘New Life’ and the New Testament: An Essay on the Hermeneutics of Revelation

 

Dante’s Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Prophetic Voice and Vision in the Malebolge (Inferno XVIII-XXIII)

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Dante’s Hermeneutic Complicity in Violence and Fraud in Inferno IX-XVII

Dante’s Hermeneutic Rite of Passage: Inferno IX

 

The Death and Damnation of Poetry in Inferno XXXI–XXXIV: Ugolino and Narrative as an Instrument of Revenge.

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The Place of the Proper Name in the Topographies of the Paradiso

Letargo and the Argo: Total Forgetting as the Moment of Truth at the Climax of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Christian Epic Tradition

Note on Robert Pogue Harrison’s The Body of Beatrice

Professional Dantology and the Human Significance of Dante Studies
 

Religion and Representation: Dante Studies After the Theological Turn

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On Nineteenth Century Literature: Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson

“The Missing All”: Emily Dickinson’s Apophatic Poetics

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The Linguistic Turning of the Symbol: Baudelaire and his French Symbolist Heirs

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 On Modern Poetry: Joyce and Yeats

Primordial Sacrifice, Typology and the Theological Vocation of Literature: Extending Gian Balsamo’s Interpretation of Joyce and Christian Epic

Linguistic Repetition as Theological Revelation in Christian Epic Tradition:  The Case of Joyce’s  ‘Finnegans Wake’

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The Dialectical Logic of Yeats’s Byzantium Poems

 

Jabès and Celan

Poetics of Silence in the Post-Holocaust Poetry of Paul Celan

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Edmond Jabès, or the Endless Self-Emptying of Language in the Name of God

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The Singular and the Other at the Limits of Language in the Apophatic Poetics of Edmond Jabès and Paul Celan.

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Literary and Aesthetic Theory

Symbol and Allegory in Routledge Companion to Philosophical Hermeneutics

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Cosmopolitan Conviviality and Negative Theology: Europe’s Vocation to Universalism

Apophatic Paths: Modern and Contemporary Poetics and Aesthetics of Nothing

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The Canon Question and the Value of Theory: Towards a New (Non-) Concept of Universality

Canonicity, Creativity, and the Unlimited Revelation of Literature

Canonicity, Creativity, and the Unlimited Revelation of Literature – Partial Answers

 

Metaphor and the Making of Sense:  The Contemporary Metaphor Renaissance

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Psychoanalysis as a Hermeneutics of the Subject: Freud, Ricoeur, Lacan

 

Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities

Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities

“Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities” in Humanities 4/4 (2015)

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“Dante and Modern Hermeneutic Thought”

Blind Prophecy: Milton’s Figurative Mode in Paradise Lost and in Some Minor Poems

The Rhetorical-Theological Presence of Romans in Dante: A Comparison of Methods in Philosophical Perspective

On Doing the Truth in Time: The Aeneid’s Invention of Poetic Prophecy

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“The Coincidence of Reason and Revelation in Communicative Openness:
A Critical Negative Theology of Dialogue”
Journal of Religion 88/3 (2008): 365-392
“Apocalypse and the Breaking-Open of Dialogue: A Negatively Theological Perspective”
International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 47/2 (2000): 65-86
“Apocalyptic Poetry Between Metaphysics and Negative Theology: From Dante to Celan and Stevens”
Literature and Belief 19/1,2 (1999): 261-284

“Apophasis and the Turn of Philosophy to Religion: From Neoplatonic Negative Theology to
Postmodern Negation of Theology”
In Self and Other: Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion, ed. Eugene Long,
Special issue of International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 60, numbers 1-3 (2006): 61-76

“James Joyce and the Bible”
The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, chapter 46
Eds. Christopher Rowland, Christine Joynes, Rebecca Lemon,Emma Masson, Jonathan Roberts
(Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), pp. 642-53,

“Dante’s Address to the Reader and its Ontological Significance”
Modern Language Notes 109 (1994): 117-127

“Le Nom de Dieu comme vanité du langage au fond de tout mot selon Edmond Jabès”
[“The Name of God as the Vanity of Language in the Heart of Every Word”]
trans. by Martine Prieto and Geoffrey Obin,
Edmond Jabès : L’éclosion des énigmes, pp. 249-260
eds. Daniel Lançon et Catherine Mayaux
(Vincennes: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2007)
(Paris: Littérature Hors Frontières, 2008)

“Edmond Jabès, or the Endless Self-Emptying of Language in the Name of God”
Literature and Theology 22/1 (2008): 1-17

“Franz Rosenzweig and the Emergence of a Post-Secular Philosophy of the Unsayable”
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 58/3 (2005): 161-180

“Hermeneutics, Historicity, and Poetry as Theological Revelation in Dante’sDivine Comedy
In Art and Time, ed. Jan Lloyd Jones et al. (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing,2007),
pp. 39-56

“Linguistic Repetition as Theological Revelation in Christian Epic Tradition:
The Case of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Neophilologus 90/1 (2006): 155-172

“Metaphor and the Making of Sense: The Contemporary Metaphor Renaissance”
Philosophy and Rhetoric 33/2 (2000): 137-154.

“Damascius. Of the Ineffable: Aporetics of the Notion of an Absolute Principle”
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 12/1 (2004): 111-31.
(Introduction with original translation from the Greek of De principiis, Part I, cc 3-8)

“Poetic Language, Apocalypse, and the Premises for Dialogue
Between a Secular West and Radical Islam”
Reconstructing Realities: Occident-Orient Engagements.
eds. Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Shanthini Pillai and Hafriza Burhanudeen
(Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Longman, 2007), pp. 41-52

“Praising the Unsayable: An Apophatic Defense of Metaphysics
Based on the Neoplatonic Parmenides Commentaries”
Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11/1 (2006): 143-173

“Primordial Sacrifice, Typology, and the Theological Vocation of Literature:
Extending Gian Balsamo’s Interpretation of Joyce and Christian Epic”
Literature and Theology 20/3 (2006): 251-268

“Prophecy Eclipsed: Hamlet as a Tragedy of Knowledge”
In Core Texts in Conversation, eds. Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, David Sokolowski, and J. Scott Lee
(Lanham-New York-Oxford: University Press of America, 2000), pp. 149-154.

“Psychoanalysis as a Hermeneutics of the Subject: Freud, Ricoeur, Lacan”
Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review 38 (1998): 65-81.

“Literature as Liturgy and the Interpretive Revolution of Literary Criticism”
Preface to Gian Balsamo, Scriptural Poetics in Finnegans Wake
(Lewisburg, New York: Edwin Mellin Press, 2002), pp. v-xiii

“Scripture as Theophany in Dante’s Paradiso’’
Religion and Literature 39/2 (Spring 2007): 1-32
(2006 Annual Religion and Literature Lecture, University of Notre Dame)

“The Canon Question and the Value of Theory: Towards a New (Non-) Concept of Universality”
National Literatures in the Age of Globalization. The Issue of the Canon
(University of Bucharest)

“Figuralism,” “Albert the Great,” “Constantine,” “Israel,” “William II of Sicily”
In The Dante Encyclopedia (New York-London: Garland Publishing, 2000),
pp. 376-79, 11, 216-17, 524-525, 885-86.

“The Deaths of God in Hegel and Nietzsche and the Crisis of Values
in Secular Modernity and Post-Secular Postmodernity”
Religion and the Arts 11/2 (2007): 214-41

“The Dialectical Logic of Yeats’s Byzantium Poems”
In Poetry Criticism,vol. 51, ed. Carol Ullman (Kennedale, TX: Gale Group, 2004), pp. 146-52
[Reprinted from Yeats-Eliot Review 15, no. 3: 23-32]

“The Ethical Vision of Dante’s Paradiso in Light of Levinas”
Comparative Literature 59/3 (2007): 209-227

“The Ethical Posture of Anti-Colonial Discourse in Said and in Gandhi”
Journal of Contemporary Thought 25 (Summer, 2007): 5-24

“’The Missing All’: Emily Dickinson’s Apophatic Poetics
Christianity and Literature 58/1 (2008):  61-80

“The Linguistic Turning of the Symbol: Baudelaire and his French Symbolist Heirs”
In Baudelaire and the Poetics of Modernity, volume in Honor of Claude Pichois,
ed Patricia Ward (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2000), pp. 28-40.

“A Philosophy of the Unsayable: Apophasis and the Experience of Truth and Totality.”

In Imaginatio Creatrix, ed. A.-T. Tymieniecka, Analecta HusserlianaLXXXIII (2004): 65-83.

“The Rhetorical-Theological Presence of Romans in Dante:
A Comparison of Methods in Philosophical Perspective”
In Medieval Readings of  Romans, eds. William S. Campbell, Peter S. Hawkins, Brenda Dean Schildgen  (New York: T & T Clark International, 2007)., pp. 142-52

“The Singular and the Other at the Limits of Language in the Post-Holocaust Poetry
of Edmond Jabès and Paul Celan”
New Literary History 36/4 (2005): 621-638

“The Exodus Epic: Universalization of History Through Ritual”
In Universality and History: The Foundations of Core, ed. Don Thompson, Darrel Colson, and J.
Scott Lee (Lanham-New York-Oxford: University Press of America, 2002), pp. 59-70

“Varieties and Valences of Unsayability in Literature”
Philosophy and Literature 29/2 (2005): 489-497

“Virgil, History, and Prophecy
Philosophy and Literature 29 (2005): 73-88

The Death and Damnation of Poetry in Inferno XXXI-XXXIV:
Ugolino and Narrative as an Instrument of Revenge”

Romance Studies, Vol. 28 No. 1, January, 2010, 27–35

“Sulla verità poetic che è superiore alla Storia: Porfirio e la critica filosofica della letteratura”
Enthymema 1 (2010)


“The Canon Question and the Value of Theory: Towards a New (Non-) Concept of Universality”
Contents and Introduction Publishers page
Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities
Prophecy as a genre of revelation and its inspiration by poetic imagination

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