A Philosophical Anthropology Of The Cross: The Cruciform Self

Paperback | March 18, 2013

byBrian Gregor

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What does the cross, both as a historical event and a symbol of religious discourse, tell us about human beings? In this provocative book, Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self-through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor-and a theology of the cross-through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jüngel-to envision a phenomenology of the cruciform self. The result is a bold and original view of what philosophical anthropology could look like if it took the scandal of the cross seriously instead of reducing it into general philosophical concepts.

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What does the cross, both as a historical event and a symbol of religious discourse, tell us about human beings? In this provocative book, Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self-through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor-and a theology of the cross-through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jüngel-to envision a p...

Brian Gregor is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is editor (with Jens Zimmerman) of Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought: Cruciform Philosophy (IUP, 2009) and Being Human, Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Social Thought.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253006724

ISBN - 13:9780253006721

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1. Philosophy, the Cross, and Human Being
Part 1
2. The Hermeneutics of the Self
3. Faith, Substance, and the Cross
4. The Incurved Self
5. The Anthropological Question
Part 2
6. The Concreteness and Continuity of Faith
7. The Capable Human Being as a Penultimate Good
8. The Call to Responsibility
9. Reflexivity, Intentionality, and Self-understanding
10. Religion within the Limits of the Penultimate?
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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"Makes a sustained contribution to the very important debate over the proper space between philosophy and theology. Original, well researched, beautifully written, and provocative." -Kevin Hart, University of Virginia