What commits 'us' to think the sacred, and in so doing, perhaps form a bond of community in response to this fascinating name? To pose such a question is to ask, 'what makes possible the communication of the sacred'? In the same instant, it is to think what is at stake in this communication. Let us suggest at the outset, without caution and upon the pain of an exigency to compel speech to push beyond its rights, that if what is sacred gives itself from a place of separation, the sacred grants, or rather affirms, the passion of an unbounded speech that touches upon a Yes, a yes that traces the inacessible intimacy of sacrifice.
Recommended CitationDalton, J., The Fault of the Sacred, Law Text Culture, 5, 2000.