Language and Love in an Age of Terror
Contrary to what the dominant discourse from both the Left and the Right claims, fundamentalism is not limited to the actions of a marginal group of religious radicals. Rather, fundamentalism corresponds to a significant characteristic of American culture and, as such, fundamentalist tendencies are embodied by everyone, religious radical and secular liberal alike. Fundamentalism, defined as the incapacity and/or unwillingness to acknowledge difference, contributes to a violent dehumanizing of the other and discloses a profound need to rethink not only the language of otherness but also the global event of sharing the world.
KeywordsReligious Radical Eternal Life Opaque Word Fundamentalist Language Birth Story
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Barthes, Roland. Mythologies, tr. Annette Lavers (New York: Hill and Wang, 1972).Google Scholar
- -. I Love to You, tr. Alison Martin (New York: Routledge, 1996). The Way of Love, tr. Heidi Bostic and Stephen Pluhàcĕk (New York: Continuum International Publishing, 2002).Google Scholar
- -. Between East and West: From Singularity to Community, tr. and ed. Stephen Pluhàcĕk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002).Google Scholar
- -. Sharing the World (London: Continuum International Publishing, 2008).Google Scholar
- Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor, Philosophy Between Faith and Theology: Addresses to Catholic Intellectuals (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).Google Scholar
- Phillips, Adam, Going Sane: Maps of Happiness (New York: Harper Collins Books, 2007).Google Scholar
- Pieper, Josef, A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart, tr. Paul C. Duggan (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Books, 1994).Google Scholar