By Kiyoshi Tsuchiya
Twelve essays responding to the proposed identify, 'Dissent and Marginality', every one with a selected standpoint and reliable examine, are introduced jointly the following. the gathering accommodates the old and modern dimensions, tracing again spiritual, philosophical or social dissent in our background and addressing the difficulty of race, gender, sexuality and different kinds of marginalization of our postmodern occasions. It deals a educate of excellent analyzing to theologians, literary, cultural or social critics and historians.
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Thus the Crucifixion, which had been alien to the early Blake, now becomes the very centre of a cosmic and apocalyptic history, only now can Blake know the Crucifixion as the crucifixion of God, a death of God which is the 'Self Annihilation' of Satan, and it is only by knowing that death that Blake can know the apocalyptic triumph of Christ. Earlier Blake had known the Christian or Biblical God as Urizen, a tyrannical Creator whose repressive law has enslaved a wholly fallen humanity, but now the Creator is gradually envisioned as a redemptive Creator, but a redemption which occurs only through the deepest and most total fall.
This is the death which is the centre of this apocalyptic epic, and not only its centre but its conclusion as well, a conclusion which is an apocalyptic coincidentia oppositorum, a final and apocalyptic union of Christ and Satan. At the very time when Blake was realizing this ultimate breakthrough, Hegel was undergoing a comparable breakthrough, which he records in the Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit, and in the context of affirming that ours is a birth-time and a period of transition to a new era, an era when ultimate truth will express itself not only as 'Substance' but as 'Subject' as well.