Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought

Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought

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Are postmodern philosophy and Christian thought so diametrically opposed that "never the twain shall meet"? Or are various postmodern philosophies, in spite of their secular provenance, open to religious appropriation? These thirteen lively, original essays awaken secular postmodernisms and various modes of Christian thinking from their ideological complacency. An open space for passionate dialogue emerges from conversations that powerfully engage both intellectual and religious points of view.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 155.4 x 233.9 x 22.4mm | 517.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253213363
  • 9780253213365
  • 929,827

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[A] remarkably lucid analysis of the relationship between philosophy and science . . . I highly recommend it. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (online) *show more

About Merold Westphal

Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He has served as president of the Hegel Society of America and the Soren Kierkegaard Society and as co-director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. His works include History and Truth in Hegel's Phenomenology (3rd edition; Indiana University Press) and God, Guilt, and Death: An Existential Phenomenology of Religion (Indiana University Press). He is co-editor (with Martin Matu_tik) of Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (Indiana University Press).show more

Table of contents

Appropriating Modernism, Merold WestphalI. Placing Postmodernism1. On the Uses and Advantages of An Epistemology For Life, W. Jay Wood2. Postmodernism as a Kind of Modernism: Nietzsche's Critique of Knowledge, Lee Hardy3. Is the Postmodern Post-Secular? The Parody of Religious Quests in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Don De Lillo's White Noise, Brian D. Ingraffia4. Against Appropriation: Postmodern Programs, Claimants, Contests, Conversations, Gary PercesepeII. Theological Issues5. The Hermeneutics of Difference: Barth and Derrida on Words and the Word, Garrett Green6. The Bitterness of Cain: (Post)modernity's Disdain for Determinacy, Walter Lowe7. Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Gift, Jean-Luc Marion8. Against Idolatry: Heidegger and Natural Theology, George Connell9. Yearning for Home: The Christian Doctrine of Creation in a Postmodern Age, Steven Bouma-Prediger10. Toward a Postmodern Theology of the Cross: Augustine, Heidegger, Derrida, John D. CaputoIII. Ethical and Social Issues11. Emmanuel Levinas and Hillel's Questions, Edith Wyschogrod12. Love's Reason: From Heideggerian Care to Christian Charity, Norman Wirzba13. Between Exclusivity and Plurality: Toward a Postmodern Christian Philosophy of Other Religions, Andrew J. Dell'OlioContributorsIndexshow more

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