Academic journal article Analysis and Metaphysics

Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty

Academic journal article Analysis and Metaphysics

Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty

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Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty Giorgio Agamben (IUAV University, Venice) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013, 140 pp. ISBN 978-0-8047-8404-7

Agamben holds that the model that office or duty has furnished to human undertaking is diminishing considerably its attractive capacity when it has achieved its paramount expansion. The Church has established its liturgical praxis on the Letter to the Hebrews. The dogma of the liturgical nature of Christ's sacrifice originates in the dogma of the Trinity itself. The Christian litur gy is deter mined by the apor etic but r estated effort to establish a nd express in the liturgical act mystery and ministry. The occurrence of Christ in the liturgy harmonizes entirely with its strength. In liturgy the pattern of strength is under discussion (being and acting participate in a starting point of undecidability). …

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