On Religion / Edition 1

On Religion / Edition 1

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by John Caputo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041523333X

ISBN-13: 9780415233330

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

John D. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. Compelling questions come up along the way: 'What do I love when I love my God?' and 'What can Star Wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' (are we always trying to find a way of saying 'God be with you'?) Why is religion for many a source of moral

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John D. Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. Compelling questions come up along the way: 'What do I love when I love my God?' and 'What can Star Wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' (are we always trying to find a way of saying 'God be with you'?) Why is religion for many a source of moral guidance in a postmodern, nihilistic age? Is it possible to have 'religion without religion'?
Drawing on contemporary images of religion, such as Robert Duvall's film The Apostle, Caputo also provides some fascinating and imaginative insights into religious fundamentalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415233330
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
389,423
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Return of Religion; 3. Religion with a Vengeance; 4. Religion without Religion

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On Religion 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe-NewYork More than 1 year ago
In relation to the relevance of religion, Caputo's "On Religion" deals with cutting edge issues. While he is acutely aware of religion's pitfalls, he is also aware of its possibilities. So, reflecting on the theme of love, Caputo invites the reader to think outside the square. It is easy to read, a natural style, spiced with humor. Well worth the read. In a similar vein, Steven Ogden has pursued a fresh critique of Christianity in "I Met God in Bermuda: Faith in the 21st Century".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago