This study argues that a turn to religion in philosophy anticipates and accompanies this development in the contemporary world. It addresses the necessity for a philosophical thinking that situates itself both close to and at the farthest remove from traditional manifestations of the religious
Who or what comes after God? In the wake of God, as the last fifty years of philosophy has shown, God comes back again, otherwise: Heidegger?s last God, Levinas?s God of Infinity, Derrida?s and Caputo?s tout autre, Marion?s God without Being, Kearney?s God who may be. Sharing the common problematic of the otherness of the Other, the essays in this volume represent considered responses to the recent work of Richard Kearney. The contributors: Jeffery Bloechl, Stanislas Breton, Patrick Burke, John D. Caputo, Jacques Derrida, William Desmond, Jean Greisch, Kevin Hart, Patrick Hederman, Dominique Janicaud, Richard Kearney, Catherine Keller, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Jean-Luc Marion, Sally McFague, Craig Nichols, Joseph O?Leary, James Olthuis, Felix O. Murchadha, B. Keith Putt, David Tracy, Brian Treanor, and Merold Westphal.
Author: Bradley B. Onishi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Through a bold and historically rooted vision for the theory and method of philosophy of religion, The Sacrality of the Secular maps new and compelling possibilities for a nonsecularist secularity. In recent decades, philosophers in the continental tradition have taken a notable interest in the return of religion, a departure from the supposedly secular period spanning from the Enlightenment to existentialism. At the same time, anthropologists and sociologists of religion have rejected the once-dominant secularization thesis, which both prescribed and described the demise of religion in modern societies. In The Sacrality of the Secular, Bradley B. Onishi connects these lines of thought to reconsider the role of philosophy of religion in an age whose secularity is more ambiguous than it might seem. He demonstrates that philosophy’s entanglement with religion has led, perhaps counterintuitively, to vibrant reconceptions of the secular. Through rich readings of Heidegger, Bataille, and others, he shows that the tradition drew on religious phenomena as resources for conceiving the secular well before the unraveling of the secularization thesis or the turn to religion. Onishi traces the legacy of religion and postmodernism, considering Mark Taylor and other contemporary North American figures to rethink what the philosophy of religion contributes to the academic study of religion. Through critical analysis of the ideological foundations of secularism and Max Weber’s notion of the disenchantment of the world, Onishi reveals how continental philosophy’s religious investigations have enabled critical reflections on the category of the secular.
Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-01-19
In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics
Does violence inevitably shadow our ethico-political engagements and decisions, including our understandings of identity, whether collective or individual? Questions that touch upon ethics and politics can greatly benefit from being rephrased in terms borrowed from the arsenal of religious and theological figures, because the association of such figures with a certain violence keeps moralism, whether in the form of fideism or humanism, at bay. Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida's careful posing of such questions and rearticulations pioneers new modalities for systematic engagement with religion and philosophy alike.
Author: Anthony Paul Smith
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2010-02-19
Continental philosophy of religion has been dominated for two decades by “postsecular” and “postmodern” thought. This volume brings together a vanguard of scholars to ask what comes after the postsecular and the postmodern—that is, what is Continental philosophy of religion now? Against the subjugation of philosophy to theology, After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion argues that philosophy of religion must either liberate itself from theological norms or mutate into a new practice of thinking in order to confront the challenges religion presents for our time. The essays do not propose a new orthodoxy but set the stage for new debates by reclaiming a practice of philosophy of religion that recovers and draws on the insights of a distinctly modern tradition of Continental philosophy, confronts the challenge of rethinking the secular in the light of the postsecular event, and calls for a move from strictly critical to speculative thought in order to experiment with what philosophy can do. This collection of essays is indispensable for anyone interested in the relationship between philosophy and theology, political questions regarding religion and in what contemporary speculative Continental philosophy has to add to philosophy of religion.
Author: Jason W. Alvis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2018-06
Dominique Janicaud once famously critiqued the work of French phenomenologists of the theological turn because their work was built on the seemingly corrupt basis of Heidegger's notion of the inapparent or inconspicuous. In this powerful reconsideration and extension of Heidegger's phenomenology of the inconspicuous, Jason W. Alvis deftly suggests that inconspicuousness characterizes something fully present and active, yet quickly overlooked. Alvis develops the idea of inconspicuousness through creative appraisals of key concepts of the thinkers of the French theological turn and then employs it to describe the paradoxes of religious experience.
This text combines an introduction to the themes traditionally covered in the philosophy of religion with contemporary developments in the discipline, such as natural histories of religion and feminist approaches.
This text contains original essays which reconceive the place of religion in critical thought. The contributors freshly explore questions of justice, conscience, responsibility, anxiety, evil, the sublime, the soul haunting genetics and how reason may be reshaped by new religious movements.
What is the future of Continental philosophy of religion? These forward-looking essays address the new thinkers and movements that have gained prominence since the generation of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and Levinas and how they will reshape Continental philosophy of religion in the years to come. They look at the ways concepts such as liberation, sovereignty, and post-colonialism have engaged this new generation with political theology and the new pathways of thought that have opened in the wake of speculative realism and recent findings in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Readers will discover new directions in this challenging and important area of philosophical inquiry.
Continental Philosophy and Theology illustrates the perceived tension between these fields: one is seemingly concerned with destroying normative, metaphysical order and the other with preserving religious identity in the face of secularism. He calls for a nondualistic theology concerned with complexity and comparative inquiry in order to realign their relationship.
Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008-03-20
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion provides a broad overview of the topics which are at the forefront of discussion in contemporary philosophy of religion. Prominent views and arguments from both historical and contemporary authors are discussed and analyzed. The book treats all of the central topics in the field, including the coherence of the divine attributes, theistic and atheistic arguments, faith and reason, religion and ethics, miracles, human freedom and divine providence, science and religion, and immortality. In addition it addresses topics of significant importance that similar books often ignore, including the argument for atheism from hiddenness, the coherence of the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the relationship between religion and politics. It will be a valuable accompaniment to undergraduate and introductory graduate-level courses.
Author: Chad V. Meister
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Reflecting current trends and research interests in the field - including the growing interest in religious diversity and global philosophy of religion - this broad and up to date introduction explores key writings from both the Western theistic tradition and from non-Western, non-theistic sources. The nine sections cover: Religious Diversity The Nature and Attributes of God Arguments for and Against the Existence of God Science Faith and Miracles The Self and Human Condition Religious Experience The Problem of Evil and Suffering Death and the Afterlife. With section introductions, discusssion questions, extensive bibliographies and a supporting website featuring additional material, it is the ideal reference tool to help clarify important points and reinforce understanding.