Questioning God

Questioning God

by John D. Caputo, Michael J. Scanlon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253339812

ISBN-13: 9780253339812

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This volume, based on the second of Villanova's "Religion and Postmodernism" lecture series, brings Jacques Derrida together with an international group of philosophers and theologians, including John Milbank, Graham Ward, Richard Kearney, Kevin Hart, Jean Greisch and others, to discuss questions of forgiveness and God in a postmodern time. In addition to containing…  See more details below

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This volume, based on the second of Villanova's "Religion and Postmodernism" lecture series, brings Jacques Derrida together with an international group of philosophers and theologians, including John Milbank, Graham Ward, Richard Kearney, Kevin Hart, Jean Greisch and others, to discuss questions of forgiveness and God in a postmodern time. In addition to containing the first appearance in print of Derrida's recent work on the topic of "forgiveness," this volume also presents the first confrontation of deconstruction with Radical Orthodoxy.

Author Biography: John D. Caputo is David R. Cook Chair of Philosophy at Villanova University. He is author of More Radical Hermeneutics; The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida; Against Ethics; and Radical Hermeneutics. He is co-editor (with Michael J. Scanlon) of God, the Gift, and Postmodernism.
Mark Dooley is John Henry Newman Scholar in Theology at University College, Dublin. He is author of The Politics of Exodus and From Aquinas to Derrida.
Michael J. Scanlon is Josephine C. Connelly Chair of Christian Theology at Villanova University. His articles have appeared in Catholic Theological Society of America Proceedings, New Theology Review, and Augustinian Studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253339812
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: God Forgive1
1To Forgive: The Unforgivable and the Imprescriptible21
2On Forgiveness: A Roundtable Discussion with Jacques Derrida52
3Returning/Forgiving: Ethics and Theology73
4Forgiveness and Incarnation92
5The Catastrophe of Memory: Derrida, Milbank and the (Im)possibility of Forgiveness129
6The God Who May Be153
7"Absolute Interruption": On Faith186
Response
8Questioning Narratives of God: The Immeasurable in Measures209
Response
9"Idipsum": Divine Selfhood and the Postmodern Subject235
10The Humiliated Self as the Rhetorical Self263
11Questioning God274
12What Do I Love When I Love My God? Deconstruction and Radical Orthodoxy291
13The Scandals of the Sign: The Virgin Mary as Supplement in the Religions of the Book318
14Being, Subjectivity, Otherness: The Idols of God341
Contributors371
Index375

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