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Postmodern apologetics? : arguments for God in contemporary philosophy

Author: Christina M Gschwandtner
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy.; Fordham perspectives in Continental philosophy.
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This book provides an introduction to the emerging field of continental philosophy of religion by treating the thought of its most important representatives, including its appropriations by several thinkers in the United States. Part I provides context by examining religious aspects of the thought of Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Christina Gschwandtner contends that, although the work of  Read more...
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Title: Postmodern apologetics? : arguments for God in contemporary philosophy /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Christina M Gschwandtner
ISBN: 9780823242788; 0823242781; 9780823246298; 0823246299
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Content: PART I Preparations -- Martin Heidegger and Onto- theo- logy -- Emmanuel Lévinas and the Infi nite -- Jacques Derrida and "Religion Without Religion" -- PART II Expositions -- Paul Ricoeur: A God of Poetry and Superabundance -- Jean- Luc Marion: A God of Gift and Charity -- Michel Henry: A God of Truth and Life -- Jean- Louis Chrétien: A God of Speech and Beauty -- Jean- Yves Lacoste: A God of Liturgy and Parousia -- Emmanuel Falque: A God of Suff ering and Resurrection -- Postmodern Apologetics? -- PART III Appropriations -- Merold Westphal: Postmodern Faith -- John Caputo: Postmodern Hope -- Richard Kearney: Postmodern Charity -- Conclusion.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 352 pages)
Contents: PART I Preparations -- Martin Heidegger and Onto- theo- logy -- Emmanuel Lévinas and the Infi nite -- Jacques Derrida and "Religion Without Religion" -- PART II Expositions -- Paul Ricoeur: A God of Poetry and Superabundance -- Jean- Luc Marion: A God of Gift and Charity -- Michel Henry: A God of Truth and Life -- Jean- Louis Chrétien: A God of Speech and Beauty -- Jean- Yves Lacoste: A God of Liturgy and Parousia -- Emmanuel Falque: A God of Suff ering and Resurrection -- Postmodern Apologetics? -- PART III Appropriations -- Merold Westphal: Postmodern Faith -- John Caputo: Postmodern Hope -- Richard Kearney: Postmodern Charity -- Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christina M. Gschwandtner.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Gschwandtner, Christina M., 1974- Postmodern apologetics?. New York : Fordham University Press, 2013 (DLC) 2012031535
Year: 2013
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: BT40; Dewey No.: 239
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy; Variation: Perspectives in continental philosophy.; Variation: Fordham perspectives in Continental philosophy.
OCLC No.: 857214725

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This book provides an introduction to the emerging field of continental philosophy of religion by treating the thought of its most important representatives, including its appropriations by several thinkers in the United States. Part I provides context by examining religious aspects of the thought of Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Christina Gschwandtner contends that, although the work of these thinkers is not apologetic in nature (i.e., it does not provide an argument for religion, whether Christianity or Judaism), it prepares the ground for the more religiously motivated work of more recent thinkers by giving religious language and ideas some legitimacy in philosophical discussions. Part II devotes a chapter to each of the contemporary French thinkers who articulate a phenomenology of religious experience: Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion, Michel Henry, Jean-Louis Chr+tien, Jean-Yves Lacoste, and Emmanuel Falque. In it, the author argues that their respective philosophies can be read as an apologetics of sortsGnamely, as arguments for the coherence of thought about God and the viability of religious experienceGthough each thinker does so in a different fashion and to a different degree. Part III considers the three major thinkers who have popularized and extended this phenomenology in the U.S. context: John D. Caputo, Merold Westphal, and Richard Kearney. The book thus both provides an introduction to important contemporary thinkers, many of whom have not yet received much treatment in English, and also argues that their philosophies can be read as providing an argument for Christian faith.
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Focuses on Continental phenomenological thinkers whose works prepare and sustain a postmodern apologetic for religion and more specifically Christianity; also discusses their American interpreters. * Read more...

 
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