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Deleuze and the Naming of GodPost-Secularism and the Future of Immanence$
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Daniel Colucciello Barber

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748686360

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686360.001.0001

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Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the Middle

Milbank, Hart, the Time of Chronos

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(p.77) 3 Stuck in the Middle
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Deleuze and the Naming of God
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Daniel Colucciello Barber

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686360.003.0004

Chapter 3 addresses the rivalry between Deleuzian immanence and Christian theology’s analogy of being (primarily as it appears in its two preeminent, contemporary exponents, Hart and Milbank). The latter claim that immanence cannot provide any exteriority to what is given, and that only analogy enables a politics of transformation. The chapter shows that, for analogy, difference is an interval or degree of accord, whereas for Deleuze difference is an interstitial potency by which accords may be produced. Consequently, while analogy understands difference in itself as the enemy of accord, Deleuze envisions it as the capacity to create new accords. It is then argued that immanence departs from analogy in virtue of immanence’s conception of a temporal passage from disaffection with present accords to the making of unthought relations or of an essentially different future.

Keywords:   analogy, chronos, creation, Gilles Deleuze, difference, David Bentley Hart, immanence, interstice, John Milbank, transcendence

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