Radical Orthodoxy

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Radical Orthodoxy is a new wave of theological thinking that seeks to re-inject the modern world with theology. The group of theologians associated with Radical Orthodoxy are dissatisfied with conteporary theolgical responses to both modernity and postmodernity

Radical Orthodoxy is a collection that aims to reclaim the world by situating its concerns and activities within a theological framework. By mapping the new theology against a range of areas where modernity has failed, these essays offer us way out of the impasses that

postmodernity represents.

'handmaid of faith,' yet rather than reduce its stature, offers ways of extending its tentative explorations. The contributors to this volume provide just such explorations to tease us well beyond 'philosophy of religon' to fresh theological horizons (David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Hesburgh

Professor of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame)

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This collection of essays by 12 authors sets out to do no less than reinvent theology according to its traditional revelations and insights in light of--and occasionally despite--current movements in humanism and postmodernism. While the reliance on a firm knowledge of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Hegel, and others may make the essays quite daunting to nonacademic readers, they are valuable, surprising, and stimulating. Highly recommended for collections in religious studies.
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Meet the Author

John Milbank is Reader in Philosophical Theology at Cambridge University and Fellow of Peterhouse. His previous publications include Theology and Social Theory, and The World Made Strange. Catherine Pickstock is Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, cambridge. Her previous publications include After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy. Graham ward is Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge. His previous publications include Barth, Derrida, and the Language of Theology and Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: Suspending the material: the turn of radical orthodoxy 1
1 Knowledge: The theological critique of philosophy in Hamann and Jacobi 21
2 Revelation: The false legacy of Suarez 38
3 Language: Wittgenstein after theology 64
4 Nihilism: Heidegger and the grounds of redemption 91
5 Desire: Augustine beyond Western subjectivity 109
6 Friendship: St. Anselm, theoria and the convolution of sense 127
7 Erotics: God's sex 143
8 Bodies: The displaced body of Jesus Christ 163
9 The City: Beyond secular parodies 182
10 Aesthetics: The theological sublime 201
11 Perception: From modern painting to the vision in Christ 220
12 Music: Soul, city and cosmos after Augustine 243
Index 278
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