“Emptying himself out of himself

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“In this sense, the Christian (or even the monotheistic) god is the god who alienates himself. He is the god who atheizes himself and who atheologizes himself, if I may for the moment forge these terms (It is Bataille, who, for his own purposes, created the term atheological) Atheology as a con-ceptualization of the body is the thought that “god” made himself “body” in emptying himself of himself (another Christian motif, that of the Pauline kenosis: the emptying out of God, or his “emptying him-self out of himself.”)

Luc Nancy

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