God, The Gift, And Postmodernism / Edition 1 by John D. Caputo, Michael J. Scanlon | | 9780253213280 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
God, The Gift, And Postmodernism / Edition 1

God, The Gift, And Postmodernism / Edition 1

by John D. Caputo, Michael J. Scanlon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253213282

ISBN-13: 9780253213280

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Pushing past the constraints of postmodernism which cast "reason" and"religion" in opposition, God, the Gift, and Postmodernism, seizes the opportunity to question the authority of "the modern" and open the limits of possible experience, including the call to religious experience, as a new millennium approaches. Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction,

Overview

Pushing past the constraints of postmodernism which cast "reason" and"religion" in opposition, God, the Gift, and Postmodernism, seizes the opportunity to question the authority of "the modern" and open the limits of possible experience, including the call to religious experience, as a new millennium approaches. Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, engages with Jean-Luc Marion and other religious philosophers to entertain
questions about intention, givenness, and possibility which reveal the extent to which deconstruction is structured like religion. New interpretations of Kant, Heidegger, Husserl, and Derrida emerge from essays and discussions with distinguished philosophers and theologians from the United States and Europe. The result is that God, the Gift, and Postmodernism elaborates a radical phenomenology that stretches the limits of its possibility and explores areas where philosophy and religion have become increasingly and surprisingly convergent.

Contributors include: John D. Caputo, John Dominic Crossan, Jacques Derrida, Robert Dodaro, Richard Kearney, Jean-Luc Marion, Frangoise Meltzer, Michael J. Scanlon, Mark C. Taylor, David Tracy, Merold Westphal
and Edith Wyschogrod.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253213280
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
415,977
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Apology for the Impossible: Religion and Postmodernism John
D. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon
1. In the Name: How to Avoid Speaking of 'Negative Theology' Jean-Luc
Marion
Response by Jacques Derrida
2. On the Gift: A Discussion between Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion
Moderated by Richard Kearney
3. Loose Canons: Augustine and Derrida on Their Selves Robert Dodaro
Discussion
4. Desire of God Richard Kearney
Discussion
5. Overcoming Onto-theology Merold Westphal
Discussion
6. Fragments: The Spiritual Situation of Our Times David Tracy
Discussion
7. Apostles of the Impossible: On God and the Gift in Derrida and Marion
John D. Caputo
8. A Deconstruction of Religion: On Derrida and Rahner Michael J. Scanlon
9. Betting on Vegas Mark C. Taylor
Discussion
10. Eating the Text, Defiling the Hands: Specters in Arnold Schoenberg's
Opera Moses and Aron Edith Wyschogrod
11. Revisiting the Body: Virginity Secularized Frangoise Meltzer
12. Our Own Faces in Deep Wells: A Future for Historical Jesus Research
John Dominic Crossan
Contributors
Index

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