Mystical writing was indeed the forerunner of today’s radical theology and deconstruction… Jacques Derrida can be described both as an intellectual subversive whose work leads to the view that any text may be interpreted to mean almost anything, and as a mystic. Well, yes, mystical writing is indeed politically and linguistically subversive and always was so…. The mystic seeks to create an effect of religious happiness by liberating religious language from the Babylonian captivity of metaphysics. When the writing does succeed in melting God and the soul down into each other, the effect of happiness is astonishing.
Quote for the Day
March 18, 2008 by 6 Comments
— Don Cupitt, Mysticism after Modernity