Faith and God according to Jacques Derrida
Keywords:faith, God, the wholly other, deconstruction, the possible impossibility
AbstractThis article asserts that Derrida’s concept of faith, which is devoid of the object, is faith in the nothingness that still requires the concept of God. In the first part, I explain the position of faith in religion. Derrida, who can be called an atheist, states that religion is an unavoidable question. In the second part, I explain how the concept of faith in nothingness tends to negate faith. Faith which is marked by hope and restlessness is faith without the object. In the third part, I explain that the concept of faith without an object requires the concept of God. The deconstruction of the concept of a God who reveals Himself is expressed in the idea of the death of God as the core of Christianity. In the fourth section, I elucidate the significance of Derrida's concept of faith without an object for believers, concluding this article.
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