After The Death Of God

Author: Gianni Vattimo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231512534
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After The Death Of God from the Author: Gianni Vattimo. It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the less religious we will be. Yet a recent resurrection in faith has challenged the certainty of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leading hermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and Gianni Vattimo engage with each other's past and present work on the subject and reflect on our transition from secularism to postsecularism. As two of the figures who have contributed the most to the theoretical reflections on the contemporary philosophical turn to religion, Caputo and Vattimo explore the changes, distortions, and reforms that are a part of our postmodern faith and the forces shaping the religious imagination today. Incisively and imaginatively connecting their argument to issues ranging from terrorism to fanaticism and from politics to media and culture, these thinkers continue to reinvent the field of hermeneutic philosophy with wit, grace, and passion.

Culture And The Death Of God

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300203993
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Culture And The Death Of God from the Author: Terry Eagleton. DIVNew observations on the persistence of God in modern times and why “authentic” atheism is so very hard to come by/div

God Death And Time

Author: Emmanuel LĂ©vinas
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804736664
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God Death And Time from the Author: Emmanuel LĂ©vinas. This book consists of transcripts from two lecture courses on ethical relation Levinas delivered at the Sorbonne. In seeking to explain his thought to students, he utilizes a clarity and an intensity altogether different from his other writings.

Alexander The Great The Death Of A God

Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755395816
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Alexander The Great The Death Of A God from the Author: Paul Doherty. Master historian Paul Doherty investigates an outstanding figure who achieved so much before his premature end. Alexander the Great was an enigma, a man who wanted to be a god, a Greek who wanted to be Persian, a defender of liberties who spent most of his life taking away the liberties of others, and a king who could be compassionate yet also had the capacity to ruthlessly wipe out an ancient city. The Death of Alexander scrutinizes the circumstances surrounding the young king's death in the summer palace of the Persian kings. Did Alexander die of alcohol poisoning? Or where there other, more sinister factors involved? The great general had surrounded himself with outstanding captains of war. Was it they who ultimately made a decision to bring this young god's life to a violent, untimely end?

The Death Of God

Author: Frederiek Depoortere
Publisher: T&T Clark Int'l
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The Death Of God from the Author: Frederiek Depoortere. A fascinating investigation into the history of the concept of God through Greek philosophy, Mediaeval theology, the Reformation to Early Modern philosophy.

The Death Of The Mythic God

Author: Jim Marion
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830315
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The Death Of The Mythic God from the Author: Jim Marion. Is God dead? Jim Marion says that what has really died is our myth of God, our worn-out notion of the deity in the sky, separate from us, who intervenes in our lives only when petitioned strenuously. God still exists, but we need to update our interpretation of God’s nature. The mythic sky God was never real, says Marion. It was only a concept of God, now outdated. The real God is in the human heart, within the world, operating as the engine of evolution. God grows us from within into ever higher levels of awareness. In a bold revisioning of contemporary spirituality, Marion, author of the acclaimed Putting on the Mind of Christ, shows us how to expand consciousness and follow the genuine path of Jesus and the world’s mystics into greater inner development.

Nietzsche And Levinas

Author: Jill Stauffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231518536
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Nietzsche And Levinas from the Author: Jill Stauffer. The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas. Both philosophers question the nature of subjectivity and the meaning of responsibility after the "death of God." While Nietzsche poses the dilemmas of a self without a ground and of ethics at a time of cultural upheaval and demystification, Levinas wrestles with subjectivity and the sheer possibility of ethics after the Shoah. Both argue that goodness exists independently of calculative reason& mdash;for Nietzsche, goodness arises in a creative act moving beyond reaction and ressentiment; Levinas argues that goodness occurs in a spontaneous response to another person. In a world at once without God and haunted by multiple divinities, Nietzsche and Levinas reject transcendental foundations for politics and work toward an alternative vision encompassing a positive sense of creation, a complex fraternity or friendship, and rival notions of responsibility. Stauffer and Bergo group arguments around the following debates, which are far from settled: What is the reevaluation of ethics (and life) that Nietzsche and Levinas propose, and what does this imply for politics and sociality? What is a human subject& mdash;and what are substance, permanence, causality, and identity, whether social or ethical& mdash;in the wake of the demise of God as the highest being and the foundation of what is stable in existence? Finally, how can a "God" still inhabit philosophy, and what sort of name is this in the thought of Nietzsche and Levinas?

God Is Dead

Author: Ron Currie
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204336
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God Is Dead from the Author: Ron Currie. 'Disguised as a young Dinka woman, God came at dusk to a refugee camp in the North Dafur region of Sudan. He wore a flimsy cotton dress, battered leather sandals, hoop earrings, and a length of black-and-white beads around his neck.' So begins Ron Currie Jnr's blasphemous and heretical debut novel. God -- or Sora, as she's called -- has come to earth to experience its conflicts first hand, but of course, adopting a human form also means assuming human frailty and mortality, and when God is killed in action, so to speak, the nations of the world are stripped of all they once thought certain, everything they once held dear. Waves of panic, civil unrest and mass suicide sweep the globe -- but those who have survived the initial shock are subsequently even more shocked to find that life goes on. Somehow. And then, of course, they are faced with the dilema of how -- precisely -- to carry on living this new, God-less life of theirs; the question of who (or what) to believe in now God is dead. Like the holy grail of fiction, God is Dead is a debut novel that is truly -- and terrifyingly -- original. Both fantastic (in all senses of the word) and hypnotic, it promises to be the book of 2007 and beyond.

Living The Death Of God

Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791481697
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Living The Death Of God from the Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer. The eminent death-of-God theologian traces his lifelong search for a theory that is contemporary yet biblical.