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