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dc.contributor.authorHaecker, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T23:12:12Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T23:12:12Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-13
dc.identifier.issn2077-1444
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/328003
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>The plant has recently emerged as a battleground of conflicting ecocriticisms. ‘Dark Ecology’ is, in the works of Timothy Morton, an ecocritical hermeneutic, in which the world can be subtracted into the parts of objects, of the plant, and of any leaf that exceeds the totality of abstract ‘Nature’. In dividing the whole into the parts, and combining the parts into an imminently subtracted whole, he has recommended a negative dialectic of virtual objects that can be collected into a ‘hyperobject’. This dialectic can, however, be argued to dissolve any whole into parts, and render the hyperobject internally fissured. We can, from the ‘darkness’ of this fissure, begin to read Nature according to the ‘via plantare’, that is, a mystical way of desiring an other as plant so as to know and love the visible light of the invisible God. ‘Vegetal difference’, the difference of the plant from the animal, should, I argue, be read for theology as a finite reflection of the divine difference of the Holy Trinity in a Trinitarian Ontology, in which the originary difference of the Son from the Father is related through the Holy Spirit, and given again in accelerating gratuity—like the light of the leaf that shines forth from any flower.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.subjectTimothy Morton
dc.subjectDark Ecology
dc.subjecthyperobject
dc.subjectbotany
dc.subjectplant
dc.subjectvia plantare
dc.subjectvegetal difference
dc.subjectMichael Marder
dc.subjectGoethe
dc.subjectTrinity
dc.subjectTrinitarian Ontology
dc.titleThe Light of the Leaf: A Theological Critique of Timothy Morton’s ‘Dark Ecology’
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-09-14T23:12:12Z
prism.issueIdentifier9
prism.publicationNameReligions
prism.volume12
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.75454
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-09-07
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2077-1444
cam.issuedOnline2021-09-13


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