Through a reading of the dynamic structure of Jacques Derrida’s “Passions: ‘An Oblique Offering,’” the essay suggests that the relationship between Derrida and the Christian tradition might best be understood not through what Derrida reads—Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, and Angelus Silisius—but through what he does not read: the writings of women mystics, here more specifically those of Hadewijch of Brabant.

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