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Author : Richard Kearney
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2011-03-04
Page : 248
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0231147899
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Has the death of God paved the way for a new kind of religious project, a more responsible way to seek, sound, and love the things we call divine? This book explores this question and argues how by accepting that we know nothing about God, we can rediscover an absent holiness in our lives and reclaim an everyday divinity.


Author : Richard Kearney
Matthew Clemente
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-12-12
Page : 256
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1786605228
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This book proposes a way to think and speak about God in and through our contemporary, secular society, bridging the theist/atheist divide by considering the divine through the lens of aesthetics. It represents a timely contribution to Continental philosophy of religion that includes some of the most respected and important voices in the field.


Author : Pierre Drouot
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2018-04-23
Page : 312
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0253034019
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Philosopher Blaise Pascal famously insisted that it was better to wager belief in God than to risk eternal damnation. More recently, Richard Kearney has offered a wager of his own—the anatheistic wager, or return to God after the death of God. In this volume, an international group of contributors consider what Kearney's spiritual wager means. They question what is at stake with such a wager and what anatheism demands of the self and of others. The essays explore the dynamics of religious anatheistic performativity, its demarcations and limits, and its motives. A recent interview with Kearney focuses on crucial questions about philosophy, theology, and religious commitment. As a whole, this volume interprets and challenges Kearney's philosophy of religion and its radical impact on contemporary views of God.


Author : Henry Quentin Yukevich
OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page : 32
Category : Faith in literature
ISBN 13 :
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William Blake displays a spiritual vision in his poetry, or an awareness of a significant arena of reality that most of us are blind to. It is this tremendous spiritual vision that makes Blake so exciting and spiritually nourishing to read. The main objective of the project will be to investigate this spiritual vision through the work of philosopher Richard Kearney. Kearney posits in his book Anatheism that human beings must undergo a period of atheism in order to come to a more genuine faith in God. I aim to synthesize the poetry of Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell with the philosophy of Richard Kearney. I intend to investigate the relation between despair and exultation as an anatheistic moment. By using each text to come to a better understanding of the other, I will show that The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is decidedly anatheistic.


Author : Marquard Dirk Pienaar
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page : 42
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Anatheism -- Alterity -- Eschatology -- Theism -- Atheism.


Author : Stefanos Geroulanos
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2010-03-08
Page : 448
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0804774242
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French philosophy changed dramatically in the second quarter of the twentieth century. In the wake of World War I and, later, the Nazi and Soviet disasters, major philosophers such as Kojève, Levinas, Heidegger, Koyré, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Hyppolite argued that man could no longer fill the void left by the "death of God" without also calling up the worst in human history and denigrating the dignity of the human subject. In response, they contributed to a new belief that man should no longer be viewed as the basis for existence, thought, and ethics; rather, human nature became dependent on other concepts and structures, including Being, language, thought, and culture. This argument, which was to be paramount for existentialism and structuralism, came to dominate postwar thought. This intellectual history of these developments argues that at their heart lay a new atheism that rejected humanism as insufficient and ultimately violent.


Author : John Gray
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2018-04-26
Page : 176
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0241199425
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SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.


Author : Richard Kearney
Jens Zimmermann
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2015-12-15
Page : 288
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0231540884
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Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover the sacred in a skeptical society? What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since? Richard Kearney explores these questions with a host of philosophers known for their inclusive, forward-thinking work on the intersection of secularism, politics, and religion. An interreligious dialogue that refuses to paper over religious difference, these conversations locate the sacred within secular society and affirm a positive role for religion in human reflection and action. Drawing on his own philosophical formulations, literary analysis, and personal interreligious experiences, Kearney develops through these engagements a basic gesture of hospitality for approaching the question of God. His work facilitates a fresh encounter with our best-known voices in continental philosophy and their views on issues of importance to all spiritually minded individuals and skeptics: how to reconcile God's goodness with human evil, how to believe in both God and natural science, how to talk about God without indulging in fundamentalist rhetoric, and how to balance God's sovereignty with God's love.


Author : William Desmond
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
Page : 368
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0470691654
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An original work which rethinks the question of God in a constructive spirit, drawing its conclusions by considering ideas received from both philosophy and religion. Makes an important new contribution to the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy and religion Suggests that this junction is not just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials to rational philosophy, but that it is also a matter of philosophy wondering if religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue Includes discussion of a wide range of significant thinkers, both traditional and contemporary, such as Plotinus, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche and his successors Completes a trilogy of works by William Desmond, complementing its companion volumes, Being and the Between and Ethics and the Between.


Author : Leland Royce Harper
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2020-05-28
Page : 150
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1793614768
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Given recent work in quantum physics suggesting that our world is just one world in a series of many, Leland Royce Harper calls for a shift in our concept of the monotheistic God of Judeo-Christian tradition. In Multiverse Deism: Shifting Perspectives of God and the World, Harper argues that those who wish to maintain that the Judeo-Christian God exists ought to revise how they define this God and what they expect of Him so as to maintain consistency between modern theism and the growing body of scientific knowledge. While this revision entails several concessions by the theist, the overall result is a stronger and more coherent account of who God really is. By removing the expectation that God will act in the natural world, Harper argues that we are left with a concept of God that maintains all of the traditional divine attributes, is consistent with current scientific advances, remains compatible with contemporary and historical arguments for the existence of God, and better refutes contemporary and historical arguments for atheism than the traditional, active God.


Author : Ithamar Theodor
Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-08-15
Page : 272
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498512801
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This work provides an anthology of close textual readings and examinations of a wide range of topics by leading scholars in interreligious scholarship and Hindu-Jewish dialogue, offering innovative approaches to categories such as ritual, sacrifice, ethics, and theology while underscoring affinities between Hindu and Jewish philosophy and religion


Author : Francis Fallon
Gavin Hyman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-11-05
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0198859120
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Agnosticism: With Respect to God brings together leading philosophers, considering the question of agnosticism, an under-explored area in philosophy and religious thought, from both analytic and continental perspectives. The book explores the various meanings of agnosticism in the twenty-first century.


Author : Michael Ruse
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-08-31
Page : 168
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1442262079
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Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief. Ruse's main characters—an atheist scientist, a skeptical historian and philosopher of science, a relatively liberal female Episcopalian priest, and a Southern Baptist pastor who denies evolution—passionately argue about pressing issues, in a context framed within a television show: "Science versus God— Who is Winning?" These characters represent the different positions concerning science and religion often held today: evolution versus creation, the implications of Christian beliefs upon technological advances in medicine, and the everlasting debate over free will. The second edition of this innovative text incorporates the influence of Eastern religions and philosophies on the debate on human origins, broadening the contextual reach of the dialogue into comparative philosophy and religious studies.


Author : M. E. Littlejohn
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2020-05-15
Page : 320
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1786609223
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The world is increasingly polarized along religious, ethnic, race, gender, class, and ideological lines. But must such diversity necessarily breed suspicion, fear, or violence? Richard Kearney invites us to consider another path. He wagers that the cause of our divisions often lies not in difference but in a lack of creative imagination. Ever in a spirit of dialogue, he shows how poetics and narrative imagination can break the hold of hostility and open new possibilities of reconciliation, accomplishing what moral arguments alone cannot. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for Kearney’s work, which addresses our current moment of crisis and division, providing pathways of creative response and healing. This book follows Kearney’s journey through the fields of philosophy of the imagination, hermeneutics, philosophy of religion, ethics, psychology, practical philosophy, and politics. The selection of writings in this volume offers to the specialist and the general reader a concise, well-rounded entry into one of the most prolific and wide-ranging thinkers in contemporary philosophy.


Author : Matthew Clemente
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-11-28
Page : 184
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1000731898
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Bringing contemporary philosophers, theologians, and psychoanalysts into dialogue with works of art and literature, this work provides a fresh perspective on how humans can make sense of suffering and finitude and how our existence as sexual beings shapes our relations to one another and the divine. It attempts to establish a connection between carnal, bodily love and humanity’s relation to the divine. Relying on the works of philosophers such as Manoussakis, Kearney, and Marion and psychoanalysts such as Freud and Lacan, this book provides a possible answer to these fundamental questions and fosters further dialogue between thinkers and scholars of these different fields. The author analyzes why human sexuality implies both perversion and perfection and why it brings together humanity’s baseness and beatitude. Through it, the author taps once more into the dark mystery of Eros and Thanatos who, to paraphrase Dostoevsky, forever struggle with God on the battlefield of the human heart. This book is written primarily for scholars interested in the fields of philosophical psychology, existential philosophy, and philosophy of religion


Author : Simon Cushing
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2017-11-30
Page : 346
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498555675
Description :


This volume, which includes accessibly written chapters by skeptics and believers, asks deep questions about the nature, possibility, and desirability of heaven that will be of interest to anyone who has pondered life beyond the grave.


Author : Tiddy Smith
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-07-05
Page : 264
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498582397
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The Methods of Science and Religion is a philosophical analysis of the conflict between science and religion, which challenges the popular, contemporary view that science and religion are complementary worldviews. It exposes their methodological incompatibility and concludes that religious modes of investigation are unreliable.


Author : Richard Kearney
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-06-29
Page : 304
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1134483872
Description :


First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author : Christopher M. Driscoll
Monica R. Miller
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2018-11-26
Page : 264
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498565638
Description :


Method as Identity considers how social identity shapes methodological standpoints. With a refreshing hip hop sensibility, Miller and Driscoll reorient the contemporary academic study of religion toward recognition of the costs and benefits of manufacturing “critical” distance from our objects of study.


Author : Richard Kearney
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2001-10-03
Page : 192
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780253109163
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"Kearney is one of the most exciting thinkers in the English-speaking world of continental philosophy.... and [he] joins hands with its fundamental project, asking the question 'what'or who'comes after the God of metaphysics?'" -- John D. Caputo Engaging some of the most urgent issues in the philosophy of religion today, in this lively book Richard Kearney proposes that instead of thinking of God as 'actual,' God might best be thought of as the possibility of the impossible. By pulling away from biblical perceptions of God and breaking with dominant theological traditions, Kearney draws on the work of Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Heidegger, and others to provide a surprising and original answer to who or what God might be. For Kearney, the intersecting dimensions of impossibility propel religious experience and faith in new directions, notably toward views of God that are unforeseeable, unprogrammable, and uncertain. Important themes such as the phenomenology of the persona, the meaning of the unity of God, God and desire, notions of existence and différance, and faith in philosophy are taken up in this penetrating and original work. Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and University College, Dublin. He is author of many books on modern philosophy and culture, including Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers, The Wake of Imagination, and The Poetics of Modernity.