Hospitalidade e religião nómada: identidade para além da violência

Translated title of the contribution: Hospitality and nomadic religion: identity over and above violence

João Manuel Duque*

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A strict notion of identity, defined either by its territoriality or by its cultural or individualistic reduction, can find support in a conception of religion whose sole reference is to a single true God or to a sacrificial process, leading to an inevitable relationship between religion and violence. In this paper, however, another principle, inspired by Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Jan Patocka and Emmanuel Levinas, has been adopted. It explores the excessive and gratuitous nature of the religious, interpreted as responsibility and concretely applicable to the dynamics of unconditional hospitality Such an approach gives rise to nomadic religious identities that, in principle, should be immune to the possibility of violence, unless it is, for reasons of identity, a "violence" against violence.
Translated title of the contributionHospitality and nomadic religion: identity over and above violence
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)775-790
Number of pages16
JournalPerspectiva Teológica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • Religion
  • Violence
  • Hospitality
  • Responsibility
  • Ethics


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