12 April, 2006

What if. . .

. . . Poe wrote academic theology, au style francais?
In this article, I trace the deathly lineaments of the unliturgical world whose struggle to quell the agonies of obsolescence and desire involves the provocation of an effort of security against the void which, in a newly unilateral universe, is configured as a mobilizing gesture of spatialization (the eradication of time, difference, and death in favour of a virtual reality without depth.)

— Catherine Pickstock, 'Necrophilia: the Middle of Modernity. A Study of Death, Signs, and the Eucharist', in Modern Theology, Oct. 1996.

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