A Philosophical Anthropology Of The Cross: The Cruciform Self by Brian GregorA Philosophical Anthropology Of The Cross: The Cruciform Self by Brian Gregor

A Philosophical Anthropology Of The Cross: The Cruciform Self

byBrian Gregor

Paperback | March 18, 2013

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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.

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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Title:A Philosophical Anthropology Of The Cross: The Cruciform SelfFormat: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

Editorial Reviews

"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