By Alina Feld

An remarkable learn that activates the reader towards philosophical mirrored image at the hermeneutics of depression in its relation to maturing theological figuring out and cultivation of a profound self-consciousness. depression has been interpreted as a perilous sin or demonic temptation to non-being, but its background of interpretation unearths a innovative coming to phrases with the darkish temper that eventually unveils it because the self's personal floor and a hint of the abysmal nature of God. The e-book advances provocative claims: that faraway from being a contingent , depression has been gradually said as constitutive of subjectivity as such, a hint of divine otherness and pathos, and that the hassle to go beyond melancholy-like Perseus vanquishing Medusa-is an important exertions of maturing self-consciousness. Reductive makes an attempt to get rid of it, in addition to being dangerously utopian, hazard overcoming the hard work of the soul that makes us human. This learn units forth a rigorous scholarly argument that spans numerous disciplines, together with philosophy, theology, psychology, and literary studies.

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