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Augustine and Postmodernism : Confessions and Circumfession - John D. Caputo

Augustine and Postmodernism

Confessions and Circumfession

By: John D. Caputo (Editor), Michael J. Scanlon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th March 2005
ISBN: 9780253217318
Number Of Pages: 264

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At the heart of the current surge of interest in religion among contemporary Continental philosophers stands Augustine's Confessions. With Derrida's Circumfession constantly in the background, this volume takes up the provocative readings of Augustine by Heidegger, Lyotard, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Derrida himself presides over and comments on essays by major Continental philosophers and internationally recognized Augustine scholars. While studies on and about Augustine as a philosopher abound, none approach his work from such a uniquely postmodern point of view, showing both the continuing relevance of Augustine and the religious resonances within postmodernism. Posed at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and religious studies, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of Augustine as well as those interested in the invigorating discussion between philosophy, religion, and postmodernism.

Contributors include Geoffrey Bennington, Philippe Capelle, John D. Caputo, Elizabeth A. Clark, Hent de Vries, Jacques Derrida, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Richard Kearney, Catherine Malabou, James O'Donnell, Michael J. Scanlon, and Mark Vessey.

Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion -- Merold Westphal, general editor

The Postmodern Augustine
After the Event
Composing "Circumfession,"
Confessions and Circumfession: A Roundtable Discussion with Jacques Derrida, Moderated
Confessions and Circumfession
Time-for the Truth
Instances: Temporal Modes from Augustine to Derrida and Lyotard
Shedding Tears Beyond Being: Derrida's Experience of Prayer
Heidegger: Reader of Augustine, Philippe Capelle Response
The Form of an "I," Catherine Malabou Response
Time, Evil and Narrative: Ricoeur on Augustine
Arendt's Augustine
Reading like Angels: Derrida and Augustine on the Book (for a History of Literature)
Augustine's Unconfessions
On Not Retracting the Unconfessed
Why Augustine? Why Now?
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ISBN: 9780253217318
ISBN-10: 0253217318
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 10th March 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.2  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43