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The Religious offers landmark texts from Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, and Irigaray, excerpts from the famous debate between Jean-Luc Marion and Dominique Janicaud, and ten original selections, some of which include coverage of feminist theology.

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"In this collection, the most innovative contemporary continental philosophers speak out about the ways in which religion must be rethought after the end of metaphysics. Can phenomenology in an age of the hyperreal provide an account of what cannot be seen? Is it possible to forge a link between the death of the modern subject and the question of God? Challenging theological complacency, these rich and complex essays do not simply discuss the demise of ontotheology but reinvigorate its classical issues by seeing them in the light of otherness, interruption, and sexual difference." Edith Wyschogrod, Rice University.

"An indespensable collection for current poststructuralist and postmodern philosophical and theological discussions." Religious Studies Review, Vol 29, October 2003

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Meet the Author

John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. He is the author of numerous books on continental philosophy and religion, including On Religion (2001), More Radical Hermeneutics (2000), God, the Gift, and Postmodernism (1999, co-edited with Michael J. Scanlon), The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida (1997), and Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (1997).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Who Comes After the God of Metaphysics? 1
Pt. I Landmarks
1 The Moment: Selections from The Concept of Anxiety 23
2 The Wholly Other: Selections from Philosophical Fragments 29
3 Faith: Selections from Practice in Christianity 36
4 Phenomenology and Theology 49
5 The Onto-theo-logical Constitution of Metaphysics 67
6 Diachrony and Representation 76
7 "My Religion": Selections from Circumfession 89
8 Belief Itself 107
Pt. II Contemporary Essays
9 The Final Appeal of the Subject 131
10 "Veerings" from The Theological Turn of French Phenomenology 145
11 The Experience of God 159
12 Eschatology of the Possible God 175
13 God is Underfoot: Pneumatology after Derrida 197
14 Beyond Belief?: Sexual Difference and Religion after Ontotheology 212
15 "Barely by a breath ...": Irigaray on Rethinking Religion 227
16 Second Thoughts About Transcendence 241
17 Materiality and Theoretical Reflection 252
18 Divine Excess: The God Who Comes After 258
19 Darkness and Silence: Evil and the Western Legacy 277
20 Return to Laughter 301
Index 318
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