After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

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Who or what comes after God? In the wake of God, as the last fifty years of philosophy has shown, God comes back again, otherwise: Heidegger's last God, Levinas's God of Infinity, Derrida's and Caputo's tout autre, Marion's God without Being, Kearney's God who may be. Sharing the common problematic of the otherness of the Other, the essays in this volume represent considered responses to the recent work of Richard Kearney.John Panteleimon Manoussakis holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College. He is the author of Theos Philosophoumenos (in Greek, Athens 2004) and co-editor of Heidegger and the Greeks (with Drew Hyland). He has also translated Heidegger's Aufenthalte.

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John Panteleimon Manoussakis teaches philosophy at Boston College. He is the co-editor of Traversing the Imaginary (with Peter Gratton), and Heidegger and the Greeks (with Drew Hyland).

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The return to the eschaton
Epiphanies of the everyday : toward a micro-eschatology 3
Toward a fourth reduction? 21
Pt. 2 The possible : between being and God
Enabling God 39
Maybe, maybe not : Richard Kearney and God 55
Hermeneutics and the God of promise 78
Kearney's wager 94
Is the possible doing justice to God? 104
The God who may be and the God who was 111
Christianity and possibility 127
Quis ergo Amo cum Deum Meum Amo? 139
Divinity and alterity 155
On the God of the possible 167
Questions to and from a tradition in disarray 185
Mystic maybes 208
The maker mind and its shade 222
Divine metaxology 231
Theopoetics of the possible 241
Is God diminished if we abscond? 271
Prosopon and icon : two premodern ways of thinking God 279
Pt. 3 Recapitulations
Desire of God : an exchange 301
Richard Kearney's enthusiasm 309
Hermeneutics of revelation 318
God : the possible/impossible 340
Kearney's endless morning 355
Reflecting God 362
In place of a response 365
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