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The Importance of Spectres: What is Hauntotheology?

The Importance of Spectres: What is Hauntotheology?

Questions about God seek to answer (or at least wonder) about the ontological aspects of God. After reading through some of the works of Jacques Derrida, I’ve grown skeptical of these ontological questions. Specifically, I’m skeptical about the hierarchy of presence over absence, about metaphysics, and to what extent humans can understand God’s being-ness (if God has any being-ness at all). As a result, I’m interested in what happens when I pay attention to the spectres of theology, of theologians, and of philosophy and its philosophers