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John D. In his majors works he has argued that interpretation goes all the way down Radical Hermeneutics , , that Derrida is a thinker to be reckoned with by theology The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida , , that theology is best served by getting over its love affair with power and authority and embracing what Caputo calls, taking a phrase from St. He has also a special interest in addressing more general audiences, which can be seen in books like On Religion , What Would Jesus Deconstruct? Since retiring in , he has been speaking to various church and community groups interested in a more progressive concept of religion.
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The Church and Postmodern Culture Series, After all, is anyone really surprised to learn that the historic faiths are guilty of self-contradictions, that religious fanatics are prone to violence, and that all religions have a human origin? There was a time when these observations were truly radical and provocative. But between then and now a gulf of religious scholarship and critique have transpired, heightening our awareness and forcing any religious devotee not only to learn the truths of his or her tradition, but also to rethink the nature of religious truth.
Most with the exception of fundamentalists would now concede that religions are true not in the same way that science or mathematics are true, but more in line with the way a Picasso portrait conveys a subjective truth that belies the merely representational. For instance, except for the most literally minded, the Bible is not proven untrue or unreliable because it has two contradictory stories of creation in the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis, or because it has four different portraits of Christ included within the New Testament.bubbfeepongess.ml
After the Death of God (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture)
On the contrary, an appreciation of these variances -- even contradictions -- are essential to understanding the particular nature of truth that belongs to the religious. It is precisely this insight that gives rise to contemporary hermeneutical philosophy, in which the contemporary theorists echo the claim made by Nietzsche over a century ago -- namely, "there are no facts, only interpretations.
Borrowing from that great philosophical gadfly Nietzsche even further, he is famous for his proclamation that "God is dead. In other words, to speak of the death of God need not be an anti-religious rant; rather, it might very well be a religious expression of faith.
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Gianni Vattimo, a contemporary hermeneutical philosopher from Italy and former member of the European Parliament says this best when he writes that the death of the moral-metaphysical God "liquidates the philosophical basis for atheism. But it is to say that we are all potential idolaters, and that idolatry comes in many different forms with the religious being the most recognizable and thus easiest to target.
In short, this book by Hitchens is disappointingly lazy. Boothroyd, David Beyond ethics I have no alibi.
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Columbia University Press, pp. ISBN The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas.
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