Continental Philosophy and Theology

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Continental Philosophy and Theology

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Continental philosophy underwent a ‘return to religion’ or a ‘theological turn’ in the late 20th century. And yet any conversation between continental philosophy and theology must begin by addressing the perceived distance between them: that one is concerned with destroying all normative, metaphysical order (continental philosophy’s task) and the other with preserving religious identity and community in the face of an increasingly secular society (theology’s task). Colby Dickinson argues in Continental Philosophy and Theology rather that perhaps such a tension is constitutive of the nature of order, thinking and representation which typically take dualistic forms and which might be rethought, though not necessarily abolished. Such a shift in perspective even allows one to contemplate this distance as not opting for one side over the other or by striking a middle ground, but as calling for a nondualistic theology that measures the complexity and inherently comparative nature of theological inquiry in order to realign theology’s relationship to continental philosophy entirely.

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978-90-04-37603-8

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6-12-2018

Publisher

Brill

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Leiden

Keywords

Philosophy of Religion, Theology and World Christianity, General, Religious Studies, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy

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Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Continental Philosophy and Theology

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