Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a Postmodern Christian Faith

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September 2001



Overcoming Onto-theology is a stunning collection of essays by Merold Westphal, one of America's leading continental philosophers of religion, in which Westphal carefully explores the nature and the structure of a postmodern Christian philosophy. Written with characteristic clarity and charm, Westphal offers masterful studies of Heidegger's early lectures on Paul and Augustine, the idea of hermeneutics, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Derrida, and Nietzsche, all in the service of building his argument that postmodern thinking offers an indispensable tool for rethinking Christian faith. A must read for every student and professor of continental philosophy and the philosophy of religion, Overcoming Onto-theology is an invaluable collection that brings together in one place fourteen provocative and lucid essays by one of the most important thinkers working in American philosophy today.


THE ESSAYS INCLUDED IN THE VOLUME: Overcoming Onto-theology Heidegger's Theologische Jugendschriften Hermeneutics As Epistemology Appropriating Postmodernism Christian Philosophers and the Copernican Revolution Totality and Finitude in Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics Positive Postmodernism As Radical Hermeneutics Father Adam and His Feuding Sons: An Interpretation of the Hermeneutical Turn in Continental Philosophy Deconstruction and Christian Cultural Theory: An Essay on Appropriation Laughing at Hegel Derrida As Natural Law Theorist Faith As the Overcoming of Ontological Xenophobia Divine Excess: The God Who Comes After Nietzsche As a Theological Resource


Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and author of Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism.


.,."A welcome addition to Christian philosophy and to the interpretation of religious themes in contemporary Continental thought."
EAN: 9780823221301
ISBN: 082322130X
Untertitel: 'Perspectives in Continental Ph'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 306 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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