Belief / Edition 1

Belief / Edition 1

by Gianni Vattimo
     
 

In this book, Gianni Vattimo explores the theme of faith and religion which underlies much of his work. Written in a personal, conversational style, Vattimo examines such concepts as charity, truth, dogmatism, morality and sin through the lens of his own life and his own return to Christianity." "At the center of the book is the enigma of belief. Freed by modernity… See more details below

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In this book, Gianni Vattimo explores the theme of faith and religion which underlies much of his work. Written in a personal, conversational style, Vattimo examines such concepts as charity, truth, dogmatism, morality and sin through the lens of his own life and his own return to Christianity." "At the center of the book is the enigma of belief. Freed by modernity from its Platonic subordination to knowledge, belief is recovered as a crucial and inevitable feature of our cultural and personal lives. "Do you believe?" Vattimo is asked. "I believe so," he replies." "Through an analysis of his own responses to the work of Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo explores the relationship between the nihilism and his own life as a devout Catholic, leading him to conclude that secularization stems from a Christian impulse, and that nihilism too could only have emerged from a Christian culture." "This original contribution to the contemporary debate on religion will be of interest to scholars and students of theology, religious studies and philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745619545
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/1999
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Luca D'Isanto.

Return.

Return and philosophy.

Christian inheritance and nihilism.

Incarnation and secularization.

Beyond the violence of metaphysics.

Secularization: a purified faith?.

Revelation continues.

Christianity and modernity.

Demythification against paradox: the meaning of kenosis.

Demythification of morality.

Demythification of dogmas.

Secularization: the limit of charity.

Enlightenment rediscovered.

The substance of faith.

The moral question.

To return where?.

A reduced faith.

Secularization versus tragic thought.

Reason and the leap.

What a pity!.

Postscriptum.

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