John d caputo philosophy and theology

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john d caputo philosophy and theology

Philosophy and Theology by John D. Caputo

A highly engaging essay that will draw students into a conversation about the vital relationship between philosophy and theology.

In this clear, concise, and brilliantly engaging essay, renowned philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo addresses the great and classical philosophical questions as they inextricably intersect with theology--past, present, and future. Recognized as one of the leading philosophers, Caputo is peerless in introducing and initiating students into the vital relationship that philosophy and theology share together. He writes, If you take a long enough look, beyond the debates that divide philosophy and theology, over the walls that they have built to keep each other out or beyond the wars to subordinate one to the other, you find a common sense of awe, a common gasp of surprise or astonishment, like looking out at the endless sprawl of stars across the evening sky or upon the waves of a midnight sea.
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John D. Caputo

John D. Caputo Thomas J. Research and Teaching Interests John D. Caputo treats "sacred" texts as a poetics of the human condition, or as a "theo-poetics," a poetics of the event harbored in the name of God. His past books have attempted to persuade us that hermeneutics 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 , and that theology is best served by getting over its love affair with power and authority and embracing what Caputo calls, following St. Paul, The Weakness of God.

Caputo is a major figure associated with postmodern Christianity [1] and continental philosophy of religion, as well as the founder of the theological movement known as weak theology. Much of Caputo's work focuses on hermeneutics , phenomenology , deconstruction [2] and theology. Caputo is a specialist in contemporary continental philosophy , with a particular expertise in phenomenology , hermeneutics , and deconstruction. Over the years, he has developed a deconstructive hermeneutics that he calls radical hermeneutics , which is highly influenced by the thought of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Additionally, Caputo has developed a distinctive approach to religion that he calls weak theology. Recently, his most important work has been to rebut the charges of relativism made against deconstruction by showing that deconstruction is organized around the affirmation of certain unconditional ethical and political claims. Caputo has a special interest in continental approaches to the philosophy of religion.

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A highly engaging essay that will draw students into a conversation about the vital relationship between philosophy and theology. In this clear, concise, and brilliantly engaging essay, renowned philosopher and theologian John D. Caputo addresses the great and classical philosophical questions as they inextricably intersect with theology--past, present, and future. Recognized as one of the leading philosophers, Caputo is peerless in introducing and initiating students into the vital relationship that philosophy and theology share together. A good introductory essay to Caputo's thinking and provocative read for pastors and philosophers alike. The penultimate chapter in which Caputo lays out his readings of Derrida and Augustine could Academician John D.

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