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Arts of WonderEnchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Jeffrey L. Kosky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by “the disenchantment of the world.” Max Weber’s statement remains a dominant interpretation of the ... More

The Figural JewPolitics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War ... More

God Being NothingToward a Theogony

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More

Heidegger's ConfessionsThe Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Heidegger's Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in "Being and Time" and Beyond

Ryan Coyne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226209302
eISBN:
9780226209449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209449.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is one of the most influential and controversial figures in twentieth century intellectual history. Though it is well known that his brand of ... More

In a Shade of BluePragmatism and the Politics of Black America

In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Eddie S. Glaude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book makes a plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and ... More

The Indiscrete ImageInfinitude and Creation of the Human

The Indiscrete Image: Infinitude and Creation of the Human

Thomas A. Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226093154
eISBN:
9780226093178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093178.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Humanity's creative capacity has never been more unsettling than it is at our current moment, when it has ushered us into new technological worlds that challenge the very definition of “the human.” ... More

The Mystic Fable, Volume TwoThe Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Michel de Certeau

Luce Giard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This second and final volume of Michel de Certeau’s Mystic Fable, brought to fruition despite the author’s death in 1986 (see “Presentation” below) is a close analysis of the prose and poetry of John ... More

The Religion of ExistenceAsceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

Noreen Khawaja

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226404516
eISBN:
9780226404653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404653.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers a broad new vision of the history and substance of existential philosophy. It shows how an ascetic tradition with roots in European piety movements focused on personal conversion ... More

Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Daniel Boyarin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What kind of literature is the Talmud? To answer this question, the book looks to an unlikely source: the dialogues of Plato. In these ancient texts it finds similarities, both in their combination ... More

Socrates and the JewsHellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Miriam Leonard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Asked by the early Christian Tertullian, this question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. While classics dominated the intellectual life of ... More

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