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Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy : Routledge Studies in Religion - Arthur Bradley

Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy

Routledge Studies in Religion

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780415329033
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book provides a significant and insightful exploration of the so-called 'theological turn' in contemporary French thought. The philosopher Jacques Derrida speaks of a deeply ambiguous desire to 'save the name' of God in his work on negative theology, and this desire resonates in different ways in the work of his contemporaries. This turn to religion within the work of a group of thinkers who have been stereotypically identified as relativists or nihilists prompts a series of questions which form the background to this study.
Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy advance a reading of negative theology as an ancient name for something that is essential, not simply to modern French thought, but to all responsible thought and action whatsoever. It will be of essential interest to theologians and philosophers and will also interest those concerned with the work of Derrida and his contemporaries.

"A carefully-constructed labyrinth of impressively delicate arguments, weaving together five major Continental theorists into a cumulative, interlocking and admirably balanced re-consideration of modern French thought...Bradley's work remains a key text in this gradual (and overdue) dissolution of the boundaries between the sacred and the secular."- Ian Almond, Journal of American Academy of Religion

Acknowledgements
A note on texts
Introductionp. 1
Historiesp. 9
Derrida and 'saving the name'p. 11
Theologiesp. 47
Certeau's 'Yes, in a foreign land'p. 49
Marion and 'a paradoxical writing of the word without'p. 81
Atheologiesp. 113
Foucault and 'the thought from the outside'p. 115
Kristeva and 'the original techne'p. 150
Futuresp. 187
Derrida and the 'passage to the totally other'p. 189
Conclusion : negative theology after modern French philosophyp. 216
Notesp. 220
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780415329033
ISBN-10: 0415329035
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1