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The Logic of Incarnation: James K. A. Smith's Critique of Postmodern Religion
     

The Logic of Incarnation: James K. A. Smith's Critique of Postmodern Religion

by Neal DeRoo
 

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With his Logic of Incarnation, James K. A. Smith has provided a compelling critique of the universalizing tendencies in some strands of postmodern philosophy of religion. A truly postmodern account of religion must take seriously the preference for particularity first evidenced in the Christian account of the incarnation of God. Moving beyond the urge to universalize,

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With his Logic of Incarnation, James K. A. Smith has provided a compelling critique of the universalizing tendencies in some strands of postmodern philosophy of religion. A truly postmodern account of religion must take seriously the preference for particularity first evidenced in the Christian account of the incarnation of God. Moving beyond the urge to universalize, which characterizes modern thought, Smith argues that it is only by taking seriously particular differences--historical, religious, and doctrinal--that we can be authentically religious and authentically postmodern.

Smith remains hugely influential in both academic discourse and church movements. This book is the first organized attempt to bring both of these aspects of Smith's work into conversation with each other and with him. With articles from an internationally respected group of philosophers, theologians, pastors, and laypeople, the entire range of Smith's considerable influence is represented here. Discussing questions of embodiment, eschatology, inter-religious dialogue, dogma, and difference, this book opens all the most relevant issues in postmodern religious life to a unique and penetrating critique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630877385
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Neal DeRoo is Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Boston College. He is the co-editor of Phenomenology and Eschatology: Not Yet in the Now (forthcoming, 2008).

Brian Lightbody is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Brock University. His main research interests are in Nietzsche and Foucault. He is currently working on a book entitled: One World Only: Nietzsche, Davidson, and the Rejection of the Two-World Hypothesis.

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