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Questioning God
     

Questioning God

by John D. Caputo, Mark Dooley, Michael J. Scanlon
 

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ISBN-10: 0253214742

ISBN-13: 9780253214744

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Indiana University Press

In 15 insightful essays, Jacques Derrida and an international group of scholars of religion explore postmodern thinking about God and consider the nature of forgiveness in relation to the paradoxes of the gift. Among the themes addressed by contributors are the possibilities of imagining God as unthinkable, imagining God as non-patriarchal, imagining a return to

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In 15 insightful essays, Jacques Derrida and an international group of scholars of religion explore postmodern thinking about God and consider the nature of forgiveness in relation to the paradoxes of the gift. Among the themes addressed by contributors are the possibilities of imagining God as unthinkable, imagining God as non-patriarchal, imagining a return to Augustine, and imagining an age in which praise is far more important than narrative. Questioning God moves readers beyond the parameters of metaphysical reason and modernist rationality as it attempts to think the questions of God and forgiveness in a postmodernist context.

Contributors include John D. Caputo, Jacques Derrida, Mark Dooley, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Robert Gibbs, Jean Greisch, Kevin Hart, Richard Kearney, Cleo McNelly Kearns, John Milbank, Regina M. Schwartz, Michael J. Scanlon, and Graham Ward.

Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion—Merold Westphal, general editor

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253214744
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: God Forgive John D. Caputo, Mark Dooley, Michael J. Scanlon

Part 1. Forgiving
1. To Forgive: The Unforgivable and the Imprescriptible Jacques Derrida
2. On Forgiveness: A Discussion with Jacques Derrida Moderated by Richard Kearney
3. Returning/Forgiving: Ethics and Theology Robert Gibbs
4. Forgiveness and Incarnation John Milbank
5. The Catastrophe of Memory: Derrida, Milbank and the (Im)possibility of Forgiveness Mark Dooley

Part 2. God
6. The God Who May Be Richard Kearney
7. On Interruption Kevin Hart
Response by Jacques Derrida
8. Questioning Narratives of God: The Immeasurable in Measures Regina M. Schwartz
Response by Jacques Derrida
9. Idipsum: Divine Selfhood and the Postmodern Subject Jean Greisch
10. The Humiliated Self as the Rhetorical Self Michael J. Scanlon
11. Questioning God Graham Ward
12. What Do I Love When I Love My God? Deconstruction and Radical Orthodoxy John D. Caputo
13. The Scandals of the Sign: The Virgin Mary as Supplement in the Religions of the Book Cleo McNelly Kearns
14. Being, Subjectivity, Otherness: The Idols of God Francis Schüssler Fiorenza

Contributors
Index

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