God, the Gift, and Postmodernism

God, the Gift, and Postmodernism

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Pushing past the constraints of postmodernism which cast "reason" and"religion" in opposition, God, the Gift, and Postmodernism, seizes the opportunity to question the authority of "the modern" and open the limits of possible experience, including the call to religious experience, as a new millennium approaches. Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, engages with Jean-Luc Marion and other religious philosophers to entertainquestions about intention, givenness, and possibility which reveal the extent to which deconstruction is structured like religion. New interpretations of Kant, Heidegger, Husserl, and Derrida emerge from essays and discussions with distinguished philosophers and theologians from the United States and Europe. The result is that God, the Gift, and Postmodernism elaborates a radical phenomenology that stretches the limits of its possibility and explores areas where philosophy and religion have become increasingly and surprisingly convergent.Contributors include: John D. Caputo, John Dominic Crossan, Jacques Derrida, Robert Dodaro, Richard Kearney, Jean-Luc Marion, Frangoise Meltzer, Michael J. Scanlon, Mark C. Taylor, David Tracy, Merold Westphaland Edith Wyschogrod.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253213282
  • 9780253213280
  • 494,140

About John D Caputo

John D. Caputo is David R. Cook Chair ofPhilosophy at Villanova University. He is author of The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, Against Ethics, and Demythologizing Heidegger.Michael J. Scanlon is Josephine C. Connelly Chair of Theology at Villanova University.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Apology for the Impossible: Religion and Postmodernism JohnD. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon1. In the Name: How to Avoid Speaking of 'Negative Theology' Jean-LucMarionResponse by Jacques Derrida2. On the Gift: A Discussion between Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc MarionModerated by Richard Kearney3. Loose Canons: Augustine and Derrida on Their Selves Robert DodaroDiscussion4. Desire of God Richard KearneyDiscussion5. Overcoming Onto-theology Merold WestphalDiscussion6. Fragments: The Spiritual Situation of Our Times David TracyDiscussion7. Apostles of the Impossible: On God and the Gift in Derrida and MarionJohn D. Caputo8. A Deconstruction of Religion: On Derrida and Rahner Michael J. Scanlon9. Betting on Vegas Mark C. TaylorDiscussion10. Eating the Text, Defiling the Hands: Specters in Arnold Schoenberg'sOpera Moses and Aron Edith Wyschogrod11. Revisiting the Body: Virginity Secularized Frangoise Meltzer12. Our Own Faces in Deep Wells: A Future for Historical Jesus ResearchJohn Dominic CrossanContributorsIndexshow more

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