From the Particular to the Divine
Chapter 4 presents a theology that departs from the directions pursued by analogy. Foregrounding Yoder’s description of the political logic of “the Powers” and that of Jesus, it articulates the former’s domination of the world in terms of a logic of overdetermination and the latter’s antagonism to the Powers in terms of a movement of underdetermination. The political logic of Jesus is therefore not transcendent but rather the name of an immanent antagonism to overdetermination. This antagonism, because it commits itself to the matter of determinability (the world), is inseparable from a breaking open of the world’s immanent potencies. The chapter argues that such breaking-open leads Yoder to an affirmation of disaccord that converges with Deleuze’s interstitial difference. It argues, furthermore, that Yoder’s account of the temporality of this process converges with Deleuze’s own theory of time.
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