The Art of Anatheism, Paperback / softback Book

The Art of Anatheism Paperback / softback

Edited by Richard Kearney, Matthew Clemente

Part of the Reframing Continental Philosophy of Religion series


Theopoetics names the notion that the divine (theos) manifests itself as creative making (poiesis).

Anatheism expresses the attendant claim that this making takes the form of a second creation - re-creation or creation again (ana) - where humanity and divinity collaborate in the coming of the Kingdom.

The Art of Anatheism brings together philosophers, theologians, and artists to open up the question of the relationship between artistic creation and the divine. The book asks the question - how can God happen again after the death of God?

It answers it by proposing an 'art of anatheism' which attends to the recreation and return of the divine through certain forms of literature, painting, liturgy, music, and performance. Engaging students, scholars, and interested readers across a wide range of disciplines - philosophy, theology, aesthetics, literary criticism, poetics - the volume includes contributions from both practising artists and professional academics.

As such it brings together examples from ancient religious wisdom traditions and cutting-edge contemporary cultural practices to suggest that the sacred is often most potent and persuasive when recreating the everyday world of our secular experience.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 314 pages, 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9781786605214



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