Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom

Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom

by Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219582

ISBN-13: 9780253219589

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson, and an international group of philosophers and theologians describe how various expressions of philosophy are transformed by the discipline of love. What is at stake is how philosophy colors and shapes the way we receive and engage each other, our world, and God. Focusing primarily on the Continental tradition of philosophy of

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Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson, and an international group of philosophers and theologians describe how various expressions of philosophy are transformed by the discipline of love. What is at stake is how philosophy colors and shapes the way we receive and engage each other, our world, and God. Focusing primarily on the Continental tradition of philosophy of religion, the work presented in this volume engages thinkers such as St. Paul, Meister Eckhart, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Derrida, Marion, Zizek, Irigaray, and Michele Le Doeuff. Emerging from the book is a complex definition of the wisdom of love that challenges how we think about nature, social justice, faith, gender, creation, medicine, politics, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219589
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Norman Wirzba Wirzba, Norman Bruce Ellin Benson Benson, Bruce Ellin 1

Pt. 1 The Nature of the Quest

1 The Primacy of Love Norman Wirzba Wirzba, Norman 15

2 The Economies of Knowledge and Love in Paul Bruce Ellis Benson Benson, Bruce Ellis 28

3 Love, This Lenient Interpreter: On the Complexity of a Life Edward F. Mooney Mooney, Edward F. 42

Pt. 2 Justice

4 A Love as Strong as Death: Ricoeur's Reading of the Song of Songs Mark Gedney Gedney, Mark 63

5 Paul Ricoeur and the Possibility of Just Love Christopher Watkin Watkin, Christopher 73

6 Why There Is No Either/Or in Works of Love: A Kantian Defense of Kierkegaardian (Christian) Unconditional Love Bertha Alvarez Manninen Manninen, Bertha Alvarez 84

7 Living by Love: A Quasi-Apostolic carte postale on Love in Itself, If There Is Such a Thing John D. Caputo Caputo, John D. 103

Pt. 3 The Sacred

8 A Love that B(l)inds: Reflections on an Agapic Agnosticism B. Keith Putt Putt, B. Keith 121

9 Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Brian Treanor Treanor, Brian 142

10 Creatio Ex Amore James H. Olthuis Olthuis, James H. 155

11 Militant Love: Zizek and the Christian Legacy Tyler Roberts Roberts, Tyler 171

12 Love as a Declaration of War? On the Absolute Character of Love in Jean-Luc Marion's Phenomenology of Eros Christina M. Gschwandtner Gschwandtner, Christina M. 185

Pt. 4 Rethinking Humanity

13 Liberating Love's Capabilities: On the Wisdom of Love Pamela Sue Anderson Anderson, Pamela Sue 201

14 The Genesis of Love: An Irigarayan Reading Ruthanne S. Pierson Crapo Crapo, Ruthanne S. Pierson 227

15 You'd Better Find Somebody to Love: Toward a Kierkegaardian BioethicAmy Laura Hall Hall, Amy Laura 239

List of Contributors 257

Index 259

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