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Transcendence and Beyond : A Postmodern Inquiry - John D. Caputo

Transcendence and Beyond

A Postmodern Inquiry

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

Paperback Published: 16th July 2007
ISBN: 9780253219039
Number Of Pages: 248

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Transcendence and Beyond poses the classical questions of transcendence in a postmodern setting. Do we need a transcendence that is ever more beyond or should we put transcendence behind us altogether? Is it the case that, when seen in a postmodern light, transcendence must be itself transcended? In this thought-provoking volume, Jean-Luc Marion, Gianni Vattimo, and a distinguished group of international philosophers and theologians interrogate transcendence for today's philosophy of religion. The essays gathered here examine notions of transcendence to assess its relevance and meaning in a postmodern context as well as to determine how it might be usefully refitted. Various subthemes, such as creation, love, religious language, the question of the impossible and that of becoming, emerge with a new definition of transcendence. Poised at the intersection of philosophy and religion, these reflections provide a benchmark for renewed consideration of this classic philosophical and religious theme.

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This is an important contribution to the contemporary discussion of transcendence in theology, raising questions for our continued consideration and providing thoughtful answers to those questions.--James E. Faulconer, Brigham Young University

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Do We Need to Transcend Transcendence?p. 1
Keynotes of Transcendence
The Impossible for Man-Godp. 17
Nihilism as Postmodern Christianityp. 44
Re-Imagining Traditional Transcendence
Re-imagining Godp. 51
Trinity and Transcendencep. 66
Transcendent Immanence and Evolutionary Creationp. 82
G * d - The Many-Named: Without Place and Proper Namep. 109
Relocating Transcendence On The Plane of Immanence
Rumors of Transcendence: The Movement, State, and Sex of "Beyond"p. 129
Intimations of Transcendence: Praise and Compassionp. 151
Topologies of Transcendencep. 169
Temporal Transcendence: The Very Idea of à venir in Derridap. 188
Transcendence and Transversalityp. 204
Transcendence and Beyond: A Concluding Roundtable Moderatedp. 219
List of Contributorsp. 239
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780253219039
ISBN-10: 0253219035
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th July 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.9  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.42