Transcendence and Beyond: A Postmodern Inquiry

Transcendence and Beyond: A Postmodern Inquiry

by John D. Caputo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219035

ISBN-13: 9780253219039

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Transcendence and Beyond poses the classical questions of transcendence in a postmodern setting. Do we need a transcendence that is ever more beyond or should we put transcendence behind us altogether? Is it the case that, when seen in a postmodern light, transcendence must be itself transcended? In this thought-provoking volume, Jean-Luc Marion, Gianni Vattimo…  See more details below

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Transcendence and Beyond poses the classical questions of transcendence in a postmodern setting. Do we need a transcendence that is ever more beyond or should we put transcendence behind us altogether? Is it the case that, when seen in a postmodern light, transcendence must be itself transcended? In this thought-provoking volume, Jean-Luc Marion, Gianni Vattimo, and a distinguished group of international philosophers and theologians interrogate transcendence for today's philosophy of religion. The essays gathered here examine notions of transcendence to assess its relevance and meaning in a postmodern context as well as to determine how it might be usefully refitted. Various subthemes, such as creation, love, religious language, the question of the impossible and that of becoming, emerge with a new definition of transcendence. Poised at the intersection of philosophy and religion, these reflections provide a benchmark for renewed consideration of this classic philosophical and religious theme.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219039
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Do We Need to Transcend Transcendence? John D. Caputo and Michael J. Scanlon

Part 1. Keynotes of Transcendence
1. The Impossible for Man—God Jean-Luc Marion
2. Nihilism as Postmodern Christianity Gianni Vattimo

Part 2. Re-imagining Traditional Transcendence
3. Re-imagining God Richard Kearney
4. Trinity and Transcendence Michael J. Scanlon
5. Transcendent Immanence and Evolutionary Creation James P. Mackey
6. G*d—The Many-Named: Without Place and Proper Name Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Part 3. Relocating Transcendence on the Plane of Immanence
7. Rumors of Transcendence: The Movement, State, and Sex of "Beyond" Catherine Keller
8. Intimations of Transcendence: Praise and Compassion Sallie McFague
9. Topologies of Transcendence David Wood
10. Temporal Transcendence: The Very Idea of à venir in Derrida John D. Caputo
11. Transcendence and Transversality Calvin O. Schrag

Transcendence and Beyond: A Concluding Roundtable Moderated by John D. Caputo

List of Contributors
Index

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