On Religion

On Religion

by John Caputo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415233321

ISBN-13: 9780415233323

Pub. Date: 05/23/2001

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:
9780415233323
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1The Love of God1
Religion is for Lovers1
The Impossible7
The Secret17
What do I Love When I Love My God?24
2How the Secular World Became Post-Secular37
The Sacral Age38
Secularization42
Our Prophets: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche49
Desecularization: The Death of the Death of God56
3The Force Be With You67
Cyber-Spirits69
The Religion of Star Wars78
4Impossible People91
The Apostle E. F.94
Fundamentalism101
5On Religion - Without Religion109
Religious Truth/True Religion109
The Tragic Sense of Life118
The Faith of a Post-Modern125
Axioms of a Religion Without Religion132
Adieu141
Bibliographical Note and Acknowledgments142
Index143

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