skip to content
Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue

Author: Gianni Vattimo; René Girard; Pierpaolo Antonello
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Vattimo; René Girard; Pierpaolo Antonello
ISBN: 0231148283 9780231148283 0231520417 9780231520416
OCLC Number: 417444561
Description: viii, 124 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction / Pierpaolo Antonello --
Christianity and modernity / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard --
Faith and relativism / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard --
Hermeneutics, authority, tradition / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard --
Heidegger and Girard : kenosis and the end of metaphysics / Gianni Vattimo --
Not just interpretations, there are facts, too / René Girard.
Other Titles: Verita o fede debole.
Responsibility: Gianni Vattimo and René Girard ; edited by Pierpaolo Antonello ; translated by William McCuaig.

Abstract:

"The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence." "Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is "the religion of the exit from religion," and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as it exists in our multicultural world."--Jacket.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith truly marks an important set of occasions in which two of today's most prominent and perhaps controversial thinkers on Christianity engage each other's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/417444561>
bgn:translationOfWork
library:oclcnum"417444561"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"English-language ed."
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"2010"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2010"
schema:description"Introduction / Pierpaolo Antonello -- Christianity and modernity / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard -- Faith and relativism / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard -- Hermeneutics, authority, tradition / Gianni Vattimo and René Girard -- Heidegger and Girard : kenosis and the end of metaphysics / Gianni Vattimo -- Not just interpretations, there are facts, too / René Girard."@en
schema:exampleOfWork
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Christianity, truth, and weakening faith : a dialogue"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/417444561>
schema:reviewBody""The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies often polarizes around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private, and ethical lives." "Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith advances just such a dialogue, featuring the collaboration of two major philosophers known for their progressive approach to this issue. Seeking unity over difference, Gianni Vattimo and Rene Girard turn to Max Weber, Eric Auerbach, and Marcel Gauchet, among others, in their exploration of truth and liberty, relativism and faith, and the tensions of new forms of religiously inspired violence." "Vattimo and Girard ultimately conclude that secularism and the involvement (or lack thereof) of religion in governance are, in essence, produced by Christianity. In other words, Christianity is "the religion of the exit from religion," and democracy, civil rights, the free market, and individual freedoms are all facilitated by Christian culture. Through an exchange both intimate and enlightening, Vattimo and Girard share their unparalleled insight into religion, modernity, and the role of Christianity, especially as it exists in our multicultural world."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB008844>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.