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Transcendence and Beyond : A Postmodern Inquiry

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Transcendence and Beyond poses the classical questions of transcendence in a postmodern setting. Do we need a transcendence that is ever more beyond or should we put transcendence behind us altogether? Is it the case that, when seen in a postmodern light, transcendence must be itself transcended? In this thought-provoking volume, Jean-Luc Marion, Gianni Vattimo, and a distinguished group of international philosophers and theologians interrogate transcendence for today's philosophy of religion. The essays gathered here examine notions of transcendence to assess its relevance and meaning in a postmodern context as well as to determine how it might be usefully refitted. Various subthemes, such as creation, love, religious language, the question of the impossible and that of becoming, emerge with a new definition of transcendence. Poised at the intersection of philosophy and religion, these reflections provide a benchmark for renewed consideration of this classic philosophical and religious theme.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253219035
  • 9780253219039
  • 836,532

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"This is an important contribution to the contemporary discussion of transcendence in theologyraising questions for our continued consideration and providing thoughtful answers to those questions." -James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young University "This is an important contribution to the contemporary discussion of transcendence in theology, raising questions for our continued consideration and providing thoughtful answers to those questions." -James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young Universityshow more

About John D Caputo

John D. Caputo is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University. He is also David R. Cook Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Villanova University. His many books include The Weakness of God (IUP, 2006). Michael J. Scanlon, O.S.A., holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University.show more

Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Do We Need to Transcend Transcendence? John D. Caputo and Michael J. ScanlonPart 1. Keynotes of Transcendence1. The Impossible for Man-God Jean-Luc Marion2. Nihilism as Postmodern Christianity Gianni VattimoPart 2. Re-imagining Traditional Transcendence3. Re-imagining God Richard Kearney4. Trinity and Transcendence Michael J. Scanlon5. Transcendent Immanence and Evolutionary Creation James P. Mackey6. G*d-The Many-Named: Without Place and Proper Name Elisabeth Schussler FiorenzaPart 3. Relocating Transcendence on the Plane of Immanence7. Rumors of Transcendence: The Movement, State, and Sex of "Beyond" Catherine Keller8. Intimations of Transcendence: Praise and Compassion Sallie McFague9. Topologies of Transcendence David Wood10. Temporal Transcendence: The Very Idea of a venir in Derrida John D. Caputo11. Transcendence and Transversality Calvin O. SchragTranscendence and Beyond: A Concluding Roundtable Moderated by John D. CaputoList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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