Anatheism: Returning to God After God

Anatheism: Returning to God After God

by Richard Kearney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231147880

ISBN-13: 9780231147880

Pub. Date: 11/19/2009

Publisher: Columbia University Press

God after God— ana-theos—is a moment of creative "not knowing" signifying a break with former sureties and inviting the forging of new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms. Anatheism refers to an inaugural event lying at the heart of every great religion, a wager between hospitality and hostility to the stranger -- the sense of something "more

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God after God— ana-theos—is a moment of creative "not knowing" signifying a break with former sureties and inviting the forging of new meanings from the most ancient of wisdoms. Anatheism refers to an inaugural event lying at the heart of every great religion, a wager between hospitality and hostility to the stranger -- the sense of something "more." By analyzing the roots of our own anatheistic moment today, Richard Kearney shows not only how a return to God is possible for those who seek it but also how a more liberating faith can be born.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231147880
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/19/2009
Series:
Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction God After God 3

1 In the Moment: The Uninvited Guest 17

2 In the Wager: The Fivefold Motion 40

3 In the Name: After Auschwitz Who Can Say God? 57

4 In the Flesh: Sacramental Imagination 85

5 In the Text: Joyce, Proust, Woolf 101

6 In the World: Between Secular and Sacred 133

7 In the Act: Between Word and Flesh 152

Conclusion: Welcoming Strange Gods 166

Epilogue 182

Notes 187

Index 235

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