After the Death of God by John CaputoAfter the Death of God by John Caputo

After the Death of God

byJohn Caputo, Gianni VattimoEditorJeffrey Robbins

Paperback | June 2, 2009

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It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the less religious we will be. Yet a recent resurrection in faith has challenged the certainty of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leading hermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and Gianni Vattimo engage with each other's past and present work on the subject and reflect on our transition from secularism to postsecularism.

As two of the figures who have contributed the most to the theoretical reflections on the contemporary philosophical turn to religion, Caputo and Vattimo explore the changes, distortions, and reforms that are a part of our postmodern faith and the forces shaping the religious imagination today. Incisively and imaginatively connecting their argument to issues ranging from terrorism to fanaticism and from politics to media and culture, these thinkers continue to reinvent the field of hermeneutic philosophy with wit, grace, and passion.

John D. Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities and professor of philosophy at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Villanova University. His most recent books are The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event and Philosophy and Theology.Gianni Vattimo is emeritus profess...
Title:After the Death of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pagesPublished:June 2, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231141254

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Table of Contents

Introduction: After the Death of God, by Jeffrey W. Robbins1. Toward a Nonreligious Christianity, by Gianni VattimoSpectral Hermeneutics: On the Weakness of God and the Theology of the Event, by John D. Caputo
2. A Prayer for Silence: Dialogue with Gianni VattimoOn the Power of the Powerless: Dialogue with John D. Caputo
3. The Death of God: A Deconstruction, by Gabriel Vahanian

Editorial Reviews

After the Death of God is an incredibly valuable, nuanced, and trend-setting dialogue between two of our most prominent postmodern thinkers. Readers will be delighted with both the richness and surprising turns taken in this unique conversation and will come away with a much better understanding about where postmodernism is now heading.