“I Am the Ghost Who E’er Denies”: An Exodus-based Biblical Sociology of Religion and Its Role in Society

By Markus Locker.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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Published online: January 31, 2017 $US5.00

This article argues that a study of the role of religion in society has to start with an understanding of the discursive encounter with the Sacred. This paradoxical encounter with the God who is, and is not, is the foundation of imagining a society in which possibilities and impossibilities remain in constant dialogue. In conversation with society, religion offers viewpoints that deconstruct and reconstruct social contracts and values. Religion is the “Ghost who e’er denies” in the sense of a Hegelian dialectic whose center is the productive imagination.

Keywords: Sacred, Discourse, Image of God, Imagination

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 31, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 305.723KB)).

Dr. Markus Locker

Associate Professor, Theology Department, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines