Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought by Merold WestphalPostmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought by Merold Westphal

Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought

byMerold WestphalEditorMerold Westphal

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Are postmodern philosophy and Christian thought so diametrically opposed that "never the twain shall meet"? Or are various postmodern philosophies, in spite of their secular provenance, open to religious appropriation? These thirteen lively, original essays awaken secular postmodernisms and various modes of Christian thinking from their ideological complacency. An open space for passionate dialogue emerges from conversations that powerfully engage both intellectual and religious points of view.

Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He has served as president of the Hegel Society of America and the Soren Kierkegaard Society and as co-director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. His works include History and Truth in Hegel''s Phenomenology (3rd edition; Indiana ...
Title:Postmodern Philosophy and Christian ThoughtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inPublished:November 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Appropriating Modernism, Merold Westphal

I. Placing Postmodernism
1. On the Uses and Advantages of An Epistemology For Life, W. Jay Wood
2. Postmodernism as a Kind of Modernism: Nietzsche''s Critique of Knowledge, Lee Hardy
3. Is the Postmodern Post-Secular? The Parody of Religious Quests in Thomas Pynchon''s The Crying of Lot 49 and Don De Lillo''s White Noise, Brian D. Ingraffia
4. Against Appropriation: Postmodern Programs, Claimants, Contests, Conversations, Gary Percesepe

II. Theological Issues
5. The Hermeneutics of Difference: Barth and Derrida on Words and the Word, Garrett Green
6. The Bitterness of Cain: (Post)modernity''s Disdain for Determinacy, Walter Lowe
7. Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Gift, Jean-Luc Marion
8. Against Idolatry: Heidegger and Natural Theology, George Connell

9. Yearning for Home: The Christian Doctrine of Creation in a Postmodern Age, Steven Bouma-Prediger
10. Toward a Postmodern Theology of the Cross: Augustine, Heidegger, Derrida, John D. Caputo

III. Ethical and Social Issues
11. Emmanuel Levinas and Hillel''s Questions, Edith Wyschogrod
12. Love''s Reason: From Heideggerian Care to Christian Charity, Norman Wirzba
13. Between Exclusivity and Plurality: Toward a Postmodern Christian Philosophy of Other Religions, Andrew J. Dell''Olio

Editorial Reviews

[A] remarkably lucid analysis of the relationship between philosophy and science . . . I highly recommend it.