Philosophy and the Turn to Religion

Author: Hent de Vries
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801859956
Release Date: 1999-06-17
Genre: Philosophy

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

After God

Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
ISBN: 0823225313
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

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.

The Sacrality of the Secular

Author: Bradley B. Onishi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231545235
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Religion

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.

God and the Other

Author: J. Aaron Simmons
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253222848
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Philosophy

Partly a collection of essays published elsewhere between 2006 and 2010.

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444320165
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: Philosophy

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

Religion and Violence

Author: Hent de Vries
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801867681
Release Date: 2002-01-18
Genre: Philosophy

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.

After the Postsecular and the Postmodern

Author: Anthony Paul Smith
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443820332
Release Date: 2010-02-19
Genre: Religion

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.

Critique of Religion and Philosophy

Author: Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691020019
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Philosophy

The description for this book, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, will be forthcoming.

The Inconspicuous God

Author: Jason W. Alvis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253033338
Release Date: 2018-06
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Philosophy of Religion

Author: Beverley Clack
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745638683
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Rethinking Philosophy of Religion

Author: Philip Goodchild
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823222063
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

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.

The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion

Author: Clayton Crockett
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253013934
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: Religion

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

Author: Colby Dickinson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004376038
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Genre: Religion

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.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139469657
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Philosophy

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.

The philosophy of religion reader

Author: Chad V. Meister
Publisher: Egully.com
ISBN: 0415408911
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Genre: Philosophy

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.