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Jacques Derrida Jacques Derrida

by Watkin, Christopher

One of the most important thinkers of our time, Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) continues to have a profound influence on postmodern thought and society. The author explains Derrida’s complex philosophy with clarity and precision, showing not only what Derrida says about metaphysics, ethics, politics, and theology but also what assumptions and commitments underlie his positions. He then brings Derrida into conversation with Reformed theology through the lens of John 1:1–18, examining both similarities and differences between Derrida and the Bible. Learn why Derrida says what he says and how Christians can receive and respond to his writing in a balanced, biblical way that is truly beneficial to cultural engagement. The book is part of the series on Great Thinkers.
“Philosopher Stanley Fish once declared, ‘Deconstruction is dead in the same way that Freudianism is dead. . . . It is everywhere.’ Christopher Watkin’s remarkable book explains better than any other the nature of Derrida’s program and the reasons for its persistence. Watkin corrects misunderstandings and caricatures. Derrida is easy to dismiss when one takes a few of his thoughts out of context. But a great deal of importance must be highlighted. The author engages in a biblical and Reformed critique, one that ‘hold[s] fast what is good,’ while identifying its evils (1 Thess. 5:21–22). Complete with helpful diagrams, the book is a tour de force. I wish I had possessed it while in graduate school.” —William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary

Paperback, 184 pages, Illustrated, Notes, glossary of terms and concepts, Select Bibliography and References, Index of Scripture, Index of Subjects and Names

USD 14.95 / CAD 19.95

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