The Mystic Agnostic Element In John Caputo's A - Returning to the Fold - The Apophatic Way of a 'Postmodern' Prodigal

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Visualizing, if you will, the suspended limen ‘ / ’ to be a shepherd's staff which wags and wanders about in mid-air, leaving but a trace of the space it carves for the flock's direction, I can just hear John Caputo confessing to his fellow-sheep, perhaps with his own special brand of dark humor, that he sometimes does not know whether he is coming or going. He is a/returning in ‘postmodern’ prodigal fashion, forever stuck in a double movement or double mindedness, neither lost nor found but some/nowhere in the midst of the fold. He is ceaselessly wondering and wandering inbetwixt and inbetwain passionate faith and dreadful doubt, working out his own salvation, and all along tracing and pacing - with the fear and trembling of Kierkegaard's knight of faith and with, perhaps, the prayers and tears of Derrida's supposed passion play of messianicity - the mysterious, apophatic pathway of "non¬knowing," with its "impossible" horizon of... More > expectation in futurity, in ‘come what may,’ but please, "Viens! Oui, oui!"< Less
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