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Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought : Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion - Merold Westphal

Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought

Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1999
ISBN: 9780253213365
Number Of Pages: 304

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Are postmodern philosophy and Christian thought so diametrically opposed that "never the twain shall meet"? Or are various postmodern philosophies, in spite of their secular provenance, open to religious appropriation? These thirteen lively, original essays awaken secular postmodernisms and various modes of Christian thinking from their ideological complacency. An open space for passionate dialogue emerges from conversations that powerfully engage both intellectual and religious points of view.

[A] remarkably lucid analysis of the relationship between philosophy and science . . . I highly recommend it. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (online) *

Appropriating Postmodernismp. 1
Placing Postmodernism
On the Uses and Advantages of an Epistemology for Lifep. 13
Postmodernism as a Kind of Modernism: Nietzsche's Critique of Knowledgep. 28
Is the Postmodern Post-Secular? The Parody of Religious Quests in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Don De Lillo's White Noisep. 44
Against Appropriation: Postmodern Programs, Claimants, Contests, Conversationsp. 69
Theological Issues
The Hermeneutics of Difference: Barth and Derrida on Words and the Wordp. 91
The Bitterness of Cain: (Post)modernity's Flight from Determinacyp. 109
Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Giftp. 122
Against Idolatry: Heidegger and Natural Theologyp. 144
Yearning for Home: The Christian Doctrine of Creation in a Postmodern Agep. 169
Toward a Postmodern Theology of the Cross: Augustine, Heidegger, Derridap. 202
Ethical and Social Issues
Emmanuel Levinas and Hillel's Questionsp. 229
Love's Reason: From Heideggerian Care to Christian Charityp. 246
Between Exclusivity and Plurality: Toward a Postmodern Christian Philosophy of Other Religionsp. 268
Contributorsp. 287
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780253213365
ISBN-10: 0253213363
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 22nd November 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48

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