Radical Theology: A Vision For Change by Jeffrey W. Robbins

Radical Theology: A Vision For Change

byJeffrey W. Robbins

Hardcover | August 8, 2016

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"Radical theology" and "political theology" are terms that have gained a lot of currency among philosophers of religion today. In this visionary new book, Jeffrey W. Robbins explores the contemporary direction of these movements as he charts a course for their future. Robbins claims that radical theology is no longer bound by earlier thinking about God and that it must be conceived of as postsecular and postliberal. As he engages with themes of liberation, gender, and race, Robbins moves beyond the usual canon of death-of-God thinkers, thinking "against" them as much as "with" them. He presents revolutionary thinking in the face of changing theological concepts, from reformation to transformation, transcendence to immanence, messianism to metamorphosis, and from the proclamation of the death of God to the notion of God's plasticity.

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Jeffrey W. Robbins is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. He is editor of The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion and author of Radical Democracy and Political Theology.
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Title:Radical Theology: A Vision For ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 8, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253022029

ISBN - 13:9780253022028

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Radical Theology Come of Age

1. The Theological Becoming of Phenomenology

2. From the Ethical to the Political

3. The Political Becoming of Hermeneutics

4. Changing Ontotheology

5. The Hermeneutics of the Kingdom of God

6. The Radical Becoming of Theology

7. A Farewell to Radical Orthodoxy

8. God is Green; or a New Theology of Indulgence

9. A Rhapsody on Race, Repetition, and Time

Conclusion: Theses on a Radical Theology of the Future

Notes

Index

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"Radical theology has famously re-emerged in this century, and Robbins is on the leading edge of this renewal. InRadical Theology, he offers resources not only for understanding this tradition, but for pushing it further, to change radical theology into what it might and should become. Read it and be transformed." -Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas