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With the World at Heart : Studies in the Secular Today - Thomas A. Carlson

With the World at Heart

Studies in the Secular Today

Paperback Published: 1st May 2019
ISBN: 9780226617534
Number Of Pages: 256

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What is the role of love in opening and sustaining the temporal worlds we inhabit? One of the leading scholars in philosophy and the history of religious thought, Thomas A. Carlson here traces this question through Christian theology, twentieth-century phenomenological and deconstructive philosophy, and nineteenth-century individualism. Revising Augustine’s insight that when we love a place, we dwell there in the heart, Carlson also pointedly resists lines of thought that seek to transcend loss and its grief by loving all things within the realm of the eternal. Through masterful readings of Heidegger, Derrida, Marion, Nancy, Emerson, and Nietzsche, Carlson shows that the fragility and sorrow of mortal existence in its transience do not, in fact, contradict love, but instead empower love to create a world.

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"With the World at Heart is masterful.With exceptional clarity, conceptualrigor, and creative thinking,Carlson brings one phase of thecontinental philosophy of religionto culmination and opens up newavenues for future work.-John McCarthy,Loyola University Chicago

ISBN: 9780226617534
ISBN-10: 022661753X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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