• Philosophy of religion
      March 2002

      After God

      Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

      by John Panteleimon Manoussakis

    • Philosophy of religion
      September 2008

      Things

      Religion and the Question of Materiality

      by Edited by Dick Houtman, and Birgit Meyer

    • Philosophy of religion
      November 2008

      Divine Enticement

      Theological Seductions

      by Karmen MacKendrick

    • Autobiography: general
      December 1994

      Circuitous Journeys

      Modern Spiritual Autobiography

      by David J. Leigh

    • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
      September 2000

      Experience and the Absolute

      Disputed Questions On the Humanity of Man

      by Jean-Yves Lacoste, Translated by Mark Raftery-Skehan

      Does the philosophy of Heidegger represent the emergence of a secular anthropology that requires religious thought to redefine the religious dimension in human existence? In this critical response, Lacoste confronts the ultimate definition of human nature, the humanity of the human. He explores that definition through an analysis of the "absolute" as a phenomenological datum. Lacoste establishes a conception of human nature that opens possibilities for religious experience and religious identity in view of Heidegger's profound challenge. He develops a phenomenology of the liturgy, and subjects the categories of "experience," "place," and "human existence" to careful examination. Making a strong case for the affective nature of religious experience, he sides with Schleiermacher against Hegel in associating religion with affectivity rather than logic. Such affectivity, he claims, can be more rational than reason as framed in Hegelian logic.

    • Ethics & moral philosophy
      April 2001

      Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics

      A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the Body

      by Graham James McAleer

      This first book-length treatment of Thomas Aquinas's theory of the body presents a Catholic understanding of the body and its implications for social and political philosophy. Making a fundamental contribution to antitotalitarian theory, McAleer argues that a sexual politics reliant upon Aquinas's theory of the body is better (because less violent) than other commonly available theories. He contrasts this theory with those of four other groups of thinkers: the continental tradition represented by Kant, Schopenhauer, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Levinas, and Deleuze; feminism, in the work of Donna Haraway; an alternative Catholic theory to be found in Karl Rahner; and the "Radical Orthodoxy" of John Milbank.

    • Philosophy of religion
      June 2005

      The Seeds of Things

      Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

      by Jonathan Goldberg

    • Philosophy of religion
      May 2008

      The Metamorphosis of Finitude

      An Essay on Birth and Resurrection

      by Emmanuel Falque, Translated by George Hughes

    • Philosophy of religion
      June 1997

      Rethinking God as Gift

      Marion, Derrida, and the Limits of Phenomenology

      by Robyn Horner

      Rethinking God as Gift is situated at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory and theology. The first sustained study of the work of Jean-Luc Marion in English, it offers a unique perspective on contemporary questions and their theological relevance. Taking its point of departure from the problem of the gift as articulated by Jacques Derrida, who argues that the conditions of possibility of the gift are also its conditions of impossibility, Horner pursues a series of questions concerning the nature of thought, the viability of phenomenology, and, most urgently, the possibility of grace. For Marion, phenomenology, as the thought of the given, offers a path for philosophy to proceed without being implicated in metaphysics. His retrieval of several important insights of Edmund Husserl, along with his reading of Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas, enables him to work out a phenomenology where even "impossible" phenomena such as revelation and the gift might be examined. In this important confrontation between Marion and Derrida issues vital to the negotiation of postmodern concerns in philosophy and theology emerge with vigour.;The careful elucidation of those issues in an interdisciplinary context, and the snapshot it provides of the state of contemporary debate, make Rethinking God as Gift an important contribution to theological and philosophical discussion.

    • Philosophy of religion
      June 1997

      Rethinking God as Gift

      Marion, Derrida, and the Limits of Phenomenology

      by Robyn Horner

      Rethinking God as Gift is situated at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory and theology. The first sustained study of the work of Jean-Luc Marion in English, it offers a unique perspective on contemporary questions and their theological relevance. Taking its point of departure from the problem of the gift as articulated by Jacques Derrida, who argues that the conditions of possibility of the gift are also its conditions of impossibility, Horner pursues a series of questions concerning the nature of thought, the viability of phenomenology, and, most urgently, the possibility of grace. For Marion, phenomenology, as the thought of the given, offers a path for philosophy to proceed without being implicated in metaphysics. His retrieval of several important insights of Edmund Husserl, along with his reading of Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas, enables him to work out a phenomenology where even "impossible" phenomena such as revelation and the gift might be examined. In this important confrontation between Marion and Derrida issues vital to the negotiation of postmodern concerns in philosophy and theology emerge with vigour.;The careful elucidation of those issues in an interdisciplinary context, and the snapshot it provides of the state of contemporary debate, make Rethinking God as Gift an important contribution to theological and philosophical discussion.

    • Christianity
      August 1997

      Overcoming Onto-Theology

      Toward a Postmodern Christian Faith

      by Merold Westphal

      Overcoming Onto-theology is a stunning collection of essays by Merold Westphal, one of America's leading continental philosophers of religion, in which Westphal carefully explores the nature and the structure of a postmodern Christian philosophy. Written with characteristic clarity and charm, Westphal offers masterful studies of Heidegger's early lectures on Paul and Augustine, the idea of hermeneutics, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Derrida, and Nietzsche, all in the service of building his argument that postmodern thinking offers an indispensable tool for rethinking Christian faith. A must read for every student and professor of continental philosophy and the philosophy of religion, Overcoming Onto-theology is an invaluable collection that brings together in one place fourteen provocative and lucid essays by one of the most important thinkers working in American philosophy today.

    • Philosophy of religion
      January 2008

      Through Narcissus' Glass Darkly

      The Modern Religion of Conscience

      by David S. Pacini

    • Philosophy of religion
      May 2008

      The Metamorphosis of Finitude

      An Essay on Birth and Resurrection

      by Emmanuel Falque, Translated by George Hughes

    • Philosophy of religion
      September 2008

      Things

      Religion and the Question of Materiality

      by Edited by Dick Houtman, and Birgit Meyer

    • Philosophy of language
      September 2008

      The Early Heidegger's Philosophy of Life

      Facticity, Being, and Language

      by Scott M. Campbell

    • Philosophy of language
      September 2008

      The Early Heidegger's Philosophy of Life

      Facticity, Being, and Language

      by Scott M. Campbell

    • Philosophy of religion
      December 2008

      Adoration

      The Deconstruction of Christianity II

      by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by John McKeane

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