Gazing Through a Prism Darkly : Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology
The present volume focuses on this wisdom of humility that characterizes Westphal's thought and explores how that wisdom, expressed through the redemptive dynamic of doubt, can contribute to developing a postsecular apologetic for faith.
This book can function both as an accessible introduction to Westphal for those who have not read him extensively and also as an informed critical appreciation and extension of his work for those who are more experienced readers.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
- 13 Jul 2009
- Fordham University Press
- New York, United States
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01 Nov 2004
and Kierkegaard's critique of these, Nietzsche's revaluing of values
and Levinas' valorization of a primal ethical obligation to the other
so deep it verges on the religious. Westphal is one of the most
wide-ranging and insightful minds at work in philosophy of religion
over the last quarter century. Keith Putt's introduction and final
interview frame essays from an outstanding assembly of contemporary
scholars, accomplished in their own right, marshaled here to
critically trace Westphal's emergence as a continental philosopher of
religion and theology of the very first order.
----Edward F. Mooney, Syracuse University A unique contribution to knowledge in this field.----Christina Gschwandtner, University of Scranton Westphal occupies a unique and important position in the contemporary debates about God and religion.----Brian Treanor, Loyola Marymount University Putt's Gazing Through a Prism Darkly shines a beam of light on the rich work of Merold Westphal. The book illuminates Westphal's brilliant ability to cross the boundaries between liberal and conservative theology, analytical and continental philosophy, and Catholic and Protestant ecclesiology. Indeed Westphal's thought merits such a multidimensional anthology. It is long overdue.----Sharon L. Baker, Messiah College
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