Keeping Sense Open: Jean-Luc Nancy, Karl Rahner, and Bodies

  title={Keeping Sense Open: Jean-Luc Nancy, Karl Rahner, and Bodies},
  author={Peter Fritz},
  pages={257 - 281}
This article introduces the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy to theologians by placing him in critical dialogue with Karl Rahner. It examines how Nancy's deconstruction of Christianity accuses Western reason, including Christianity, of forgetting the body and supporting an ethos of disembodiment. Nancy proposes a new opening of reason (déclosion, “dis-closure”) and a corresponding praxis (“adoration”). This reason and praxis involve an exit from Christianity. Rahnerian essays on matter, spirit… 
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