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Post-Secular Philosophy : Between Philosophy and Theology - Philip Blond

Post-Secular Philosophy

Between Philosophy and Theology

By: Philip Blond (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415097772
Number Of Pages: 376

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From Nietzsche to the present, the Western philosophical tradition has been dominated by a secular thinking that has dismissed discussion of God as largely irrelevant. In recent years however, the issue of theology has returned to spark some of the most controversial debates within contemporary philosophy. Discussions of theology by key contemporary philosophers such as Derrida and Levinas have placed religion at centre stage.
Post-Secular Philosophy is one of the first volumes to consider how God has been approached by modern philosophers and consider the links between theology and postmodern thought. Fifteen accessible essays present a clear and compelling picture of how key thinkers including Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Derrida have made God a central part of their thinking. Each philosopher and how they have approached and criticised theology is placed in a clear historical context.
Placing the collection in context with Phillip Blond's outstanding introduction, Post-Secular Philosophy presents a fascinating discussion of the alternatives to the relativism and nihilism that dominate Western thinking.

..."rigorous and multifaceted... the fifteen essays that comprise the rest of the volume have the potential to engage and enrich a wide audience among both theologians and philosophers." -"Anglican Theological Review "This is a valuable collection that will contribute signigicantly to the current discussion of religion and philosophy"Religious Studies Review." "This collection of insightful and provocative essays provides an opportunity for a reconsideration of the significance of theological reflection for contemporary cultural debate." -Mark C. Taylor, Williams College "A timely and major contribution." -Merold Westphal, Fordham University

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introduction: Theology before philosophyp. 1
Descartes and onto-theologyp. 67
Kant and the Kingdomp. 107
Logic and spirit in Hegelp. 116
The sublime in Kierkegaardp. 131
Nietzsche and the metamorphosis of the divinep. 157
Heidegger and the problem of onto-theologyp. 177
Emmanuel Levinas: God and phenomenologyp. 195
The theological project of Jean-Luc Marionp. 229
Metaphysics and magic: Wittgenstein's kinkp. 240
Jacques Derrida: The God effectp. 259
Freud's Godp. 281
Lacan and theologyp. 305
Kristeva's feminist refiguring of the giftp. 318
Luce Irigaray: Divine spirit and feminine spacep. 334
Jean Baudrillard: Seducing Godp. 346
Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780415097772
ISBN-10: 0415097770
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 11th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.26  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1