Vattimo and Theology, Hardback Book

Vattimo and Theology Hardback

Part of the Philosophy and Theology series

Description

An examinations of Vattimo's work asking to what extent his insights present new challenges to Christian thought.

Gianni Vattimo, who has long been a prominent postmodern European philosopher, has recently taken a more significant interest in religion.

His claim is that postmodern philosophy, with its incisive critique of rationalist, objectifying ways of thinking, can help religion once again find a voice in a largely disinterested Europe and an often fundamentalist America.

To accomplish this, Vattimo contends, religion must attend to certain contemporary philosophical themes that, he argues, are ultimately consistent with biblical intentions.

To this end, Vattimo employs his theoretical insights on themes such as: the nature of modernity/post modernity, the importance of 'weak' as opposed to 'strong' thought, the dissolution of metaphysics; and the end of the authoritarian, moralistic God.

This book will examine the entire range of Vattimo's work asking to what extent his insights present new challenges to Christian thought. "The Philosophy and Theology" series looks at major philosophers and explores their relevance to theological thought as well as the response of theology.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780567032324

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