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The postmodern God : a theological reader / edited by Graham Ward.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell readings in modern theologyPublication details: Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0631201408
  • 0631201416
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 210 21
LOC classification:
  • BD573
Contents:
Introduction, or, A Guide to Theological Thinking in Cyberspace / Graham Ward -- 1. Georges Bataille (1897-1962): Introduction. Bataille Text: From Theory of Religion / Craig James -- 2. Jacques Lacan (1901-1981): Introduction. Lacan Text: The Death of God / Cleo McNelly Kearns -- 3. Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995): Introduction. Levinas Texts: God and Philosophy / Robert Gibbs -- 4. Roland Barthes (1915-1980): Introduction. Barthes Text: Wrestling with the Angel: Textual Analysis of Genesis 32: 23-32 / Valentine Cunningham -- 5. Rene Girard (b. 1923): Introduction. Girard Text: The God of Victims / Gerard Loughlin -- 6. Michel Foucault (1926-1984): Introduction. Foucault Text: From The History of Sexuality / Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Susan J. Dunlap -- 7. Michel de Certeau (1925-1986): Introduction. Certeau Texts: How is Christianity Thinkable Today? and White Ecstasy / Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt -- 8. Jacques Derrida (b. 1930): Introduction. Derrida Text: From How to Avoid Speaking / Kevin Hart -- 9. Luce Irigaray (b. 1930): Introduction. Irigaray Text: Equal to Whom? / Grace M. Jantzen -- 10. Julia Kristeva (b. 1941): Introduction. Kristeva Text: From In the Beginning was Love / Pamela Sue Anderson -- 11. From Patriarchy into Freedom: A Conversation between American Feminist Theology and French Feminism / Rebecca S. Chopp -- 12. Liturgy and Kenosis, from Experience et Absolu / Jean-Yves Lacoste -- 13. Postmodern Critical Augustinianism: A Short Summa in Forty-two Responses to Unasked Questions / John Milbank -- 14. Metaphysics and Phenomenology: A Summary for Theologians / Jean-Luc Marion -- 15. Asyndeton: Syntax and Insanity. A Study of the Revision of the Nicene Creed / Catherine Pickstock -- 16. New Jerusalem, Old Athens, from The Broken Middle / Gillian Rose -- 17. Saintliness and Some Aporias of Postmodernism, from Saints and Postmodernism / Edith Wyschogrod.
Summary: 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 work, an exponent who is also a leading figure in the contemporary theological debate.
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Includes index.

Introduction, or, A Guide to Theological Thinking in Cyberspace / Graham Ward -- 1. Georges Bataille (1897-1962): Introduction. Bataille Text: From Theory of Religion / Craig James -- 2. Jacques Lacan (1901-1981): Introduction. Lacan Text: The Death of God / Cleo McNelly Kearns -- 3. Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995): Introduction. Levinas Texts: God and Philosophy / Robert Gibbs -- 4. Roland Barthes (1915-1980): Introduction. Barthes Text: Wrestling with the Angel: Textual Analysis of Genesis 32: 23-32 / Valentine Cunningham -- 5. Rene Girard (b. 1923): Introduction. Girard Text: The God of Victims / Gerard Loughlin -- 6. Michel Foucault (1926-1984): Introduction. Foucault Text: From The History of Sexuality / Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Susan J. Dunlap -- 7. Michel de Certeau (1925-1986): Introduction. Certeau Texts: How is Christianity Thinkable Today? and White Ecstasy / Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt -- 8. Jacques Derrida (b. 1930): Introduction. Derrida Text: From How to Avoid Speaking / Kevin Hart -- 9. Luce Irigaray (b. 1930): Introduction. Irigaray Text: Equal to Whom? / Grace M. Jantzen -- 10. Julia Kristeva (b. 1941): Introduction. Kristeva Text: From In the Beginning was Love / Pamela Sue Anderson -- 11. From Patriarchy into Freedom: A Conversation between American Feminist Theology and French Feminism / Rebecca S. Chopp -- 12. Liturgy and Kenosis, from Experience et Absolu / Jean-Yves Lacoste -- 13. Postmodern Critical Augustinianism: A Short Summa in Forty-two Responses to Unasked Questions / John Milbank -- 14. Metaphysics and Phenomenology: A Summary for Theologians / Jean-Luc Marion -- 15. Asyndeton: Syntax and Insanity. A Study of the Revision of the Nicene Creed / Catherine Pickstock -- 16. New Jerusalem, Old Athens, from The Broken Middle / Gillian Rose -- 17. Saintliness and Some Aporias of Postmodernism, from Saints and Postmodernism / Edith Wyschogrod.

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 work, an exponent who is also a leading figure in the contemporary theological debate.