n Image & Text : a Journal for Design - Heidegger, Schapiro, Derrida : the three-in-one, and a pair of boots

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1020-1491



Jacques Derrida's (2000 [1987]) meditation on "inside and outside" in his paper "Restitutions of the truth in pointing ()", and his reflections on "the frame" in his paper "The " (1979), are brought together here in a consideration of representations of the Trinity. The conception of the three-personed god was at the centre of theological dispute in the early modern era, and the aesthetic traditions play a major part in constituting an icon that has allowed the Trinity to be a founding principle of Christian belief, despite all of its contradictions.

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