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Engaging Deconstructive Theology / Edition 1

Engaging Deconstructive Theology / Edition 1

by Ronald T. Michener
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ISBN-13: 9780754655817
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Series: Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ronald T. Michener is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part 1 Introduction and Historical Context: Introduction; Historical context: from modernism to postmodernism. Part 2 Deconstruction and Its Roots in Europe: Jean-François Lyotard: the dissolution of the metanarrative; The deconstructionism of Jacques Derrida; Michel Foucault: the end of man?. Part 3 Deconstruction in America: Mark C. Taylor: embracing nihilism; Richard Rorty: pragmatic postmodernism. Part 4 Deconstruction in Britain: Don Cupitt: theological necrophilia. Part 5 Apologetic Methodology in View of Deconstructionist Concerns: Preliminary methodological considerations; Christian appeals to deconstructionist concerns: two lessons from the Book of Acts; Apologetic engagement and dialogue; Apologetic imagination; Apologetic groundwork: are any 'foundations' possible?. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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