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The postmodern God : a theological reader

Author: Graham Ward
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
Series: Blackwell readings in modern theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguing for a new direction in postmodern theological thinking, away from the liberalism and nihilism of those who name themselves postmodern theologians, this book collects together for the first time important examples of the work of continental critical theorists relevant to the study of theology or religious studies. Each essay or excerpt is selected, edited and introduced by a leading exponent of that person's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Ward
ISBN: 0631201408 9780631201403 0631201416 9780631201410
OCLC Number: 36675968
Description: xlvii, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction, or, A guide to theological thinking in cyberspace / Graham Ward. --
pt. 1. Selected texts. Georges Bataille (1897-1962): introduction Bataille text: from Theory of religion / Craig James. --
Jacques Lacan (1901-1981): introduction Lacan text: The Death of God / Cleo McNelly Kearns. --
Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995): introduction Levinas texts: God and philosophy / Robert Gibbs. --
Roland Barthes (1915-1980): introduction Barthes text: Wrestling with the angel: textual analysis of Genesis 32: 23-32 / Valentine Cunningham. --
René Girard (b. 1923): introduction Girard text: the God of victims / Gerard Loughlin. --
Michel Foucault (1926-1984): introduction Foucault text: from The History of Sexuality / Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Susan J. Dunlap. --
Michel de Certau (1925-1986): introduction Certeau texts: how is Christianity thinkable today? and White ecstasy / Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt. --
Jacques Derrida (b. 1930): introduction Derrida Text: From How to avoid speaking / Kevin Hart. Luce Irigaray (b. 1930): introduction Irigaray text: equal to whom? / Grace M. Jantzen. --
Julia Kristeva (b. 1941): introduction Kristeva text: From In the beginning was love / Pamela Sue Anderson. --
pt. 2. Selected essays. From patriarchy into freedom: a conversation between American feminist theology and French feminism / Rebecca S. Chopp. --
Liturgy and kenosis, from Experience et Absolu / Jean-Yves Lacoste. --
Postmodern critical Augustinianism: a short Summa in forty-two responses to unasked questions / John Milbank. --
Metaphysiscs and phenomenology: a summary for theologians / Jean-Luc Marion. --
Asyndeton: syntax and insanity. A study of the revision of the Nicene Creed / Catherine Pickstock. --
New Jerusalem, old Athens, from The Broken Middle / Gillian Rose. --
Saintliness and some aporias of postmodernism, from Saints and Postmodernism / Edith Wyschogrod.
Series Title: Blackwell readings in modern theology.
Responsibility: edited by Graham Ward.

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* Introduces students to the burgeoning field of postmodern theology. * Brings together for the first time readings by major continental critical theorists relevant to the study of theology or  Read more...

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