Levinas And Theology by Michael PurcellLevinas And Theology by Michael Purcell

Levinas And Theology

byMichael Purcell

Paperback | February 20, 2006

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Emmanuel Levinas was a significant contributor to the field of philosophy, phenomenology and religion. A key interpreter of Husserl, he stressed the importance of attitudes to other people in any philosophical system. For Levinas, to be a subject is to take responsibility for others as well as yourself. He regarded ethics as the foundation for all other philosophy, but later admitted it could also be the foundation for theology. Michael Purcell outlines the basic themes of Levinas' thought and the ways in which they might be deployed in fundamental and practical theology, and the study of the phenomenon of religion.
Michael Purcell is lecturer in Systematic Theology in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. He is author of Mystery and Method: The Other in Rahner and Levinas (1998).
Title:Levinas And TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:February 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521012805

ISBN - 13:9780521012805


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Levinas, phenomenology and theology; 2. Ethics, theology, the question of God; 3. Incarnate existence; 4. Existence as transcendence, or, the call of the infinite: towards a theology of grace; 5. The economy and language of grace: grace, desire, and the awakening of the subject; 6. The liturgical orientation of the subject; 7. Eucharistic responsibility and working for justice.

Editorial Reviews

'Purcell's contribution to the study of Levinas has already been widely recognized and Levinas and Theology is an academic book which is a joy to read ... it is written in an engaging style which draws the reader to the text, making it compulsive reading. Levinas and Theology is a book to be recommended for teaching.' Expository Times