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Title: Leçons de Ténèbres. Catholic Theological Notes on Adorno's Art of Redemption
Authors: De Maeseneer, Yves # ×
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Academia Press
Series Title: Phrasis vol:49 pages:117-130
Abstract: In this essay we develop a theological interpretation of Adorno’s aesthetic theory. Starting point is an unexpected analogy between Adorno’s aesthetics and the Roman Catholic service of the tenebrae, and its inherent kenotic economy of redemption. In line with this, the criticism that Adorno would represent an ‘aestheticization of the messianic in the form of the as if ’ (G. Agamben) can be reformulated in terms of the old Christological heresy of docetism. At the end, we will point at how the analogy of the Tenebrae may open up a standpoint where no interpreter ever would like to have Adorno: side by side with the Virgin Mother.
ISSN: 2030-5265
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Systematic Theology - miscellaneous
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