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Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

Larry Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178402
eISBN:
9780231542142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are many who believe Moses parted the Red Sea and Jesus came back from the dead. Others are certain that exorcisms occur, ghosts haunt attics, and the blessed can cure the terminally ill. ... More


Introduction

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction clarifies three main points about misotheism: a) the birth of modern misotheism with the romantic writers Blake and Shelley; b) the self-concealment of misotheism; and c) the fact ... More


Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the ... More


God After God: An Anatheist Attempt to Reimagine God

Richard Kearney

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Richard Kearney introduces and summarizes his idea of Anatheism to provide the reader with the nescessary framwork for understanding the subsequent debates.


Imagination, Anatheism, and the Sacred: Dialogue with James Wood

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Literary critic James Wood challenges Kearney to explain why he thinks anatheism necessary and what it offers that sets it apart from traditional religious attempts to define God.


Beyond the Impossible: Dialogue with Catherine Keller

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Catherine Keller, well known for her interdisciplinary work on theology and science converses with Kearney to reveal parallels and differences between anatheism and her own approach to theology.


Transcendent Humanism in a Secular Age: Dialogue with Charles Taylor

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The dialogue between Kearny and one of the best known cultural philosophers of our time shows how much both thinkers are infuenced by the hermeneutical tradition and thus arrive at similar outlooks.


New Humanism and the Need to Believe: Dialogue with Julia Kristeva

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this dialogue, well known psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva shows the anatheistic tension of our times: young people require ideals of what it means to be human; yet this need to believe is also tested ... More


What’s God? “A Shout in the Street”: Dialogue with Simon Critchley

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Simon Critchley has advocated a minimalist, atheist faith for years now. In their conversation, Kearney and Critchley agree that Critchley’s “faith of the faithless” is not atheism but the doubting ... More


The Death of the Death of God: Dialogue with Jean-Luc Marion

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Marion outlines in his conversation with Kearney, why anatheism is thoroughly compatible with phenomenology.


Anatheism and Radical Hermeneutics: Dialogue with John Caputo

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Caputo and Kearney have been in friendly debate with each other for decades. They engage each other and questions from the audience on anatheism with accustomed wit and verve.


The Golden Age of Girl Evangelists

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was marked by a revolution of manners and morals. Women, especially the flappers, have received much attention. But a stark contrast to the flappers had a stage during this period ‐‐ ... More


Theism, Atheism, Anatheism: A Panel Discussion with David Tracy, Merold Westphal, and Jens Zimmermann

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

in Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, Kearney’s anatheism is challenged by well-known theologians and philsophers who are sympathetic to anatheism but are also very critical of it. In an eloquent epilogue, Kearney ... More


Moral Psychology and the Misunderstanding of Religion 1

Jonathan Haidt

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses how moral psychology gives out proof and evidence on how it defines morality, the way it is not described by religion. It begins by stating the new synthesis in moral ... More


Lucian's Gods: Lucian's Understanding of the Divine

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There has been one thorough examination of Lucian’s religious beliefs. Its author came to the conclusion that Lucian was an outright atheist. It is not at all easy to say what Lucian’s views are on ... More


Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism

F. LeRon Shults

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684137
eISBN:
9780748697151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684137.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Gilles Deleuze consistently hammered away at icons, overturning pretentious images taken as true copies of ideal models. He was particularly critical of religious figures. In What is Philosophy? ... More


Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and ... More


Hume's ‘Meek’ Philosophy among the Milanese

Emilio Mazza

in Impressions of Hume

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256525
eISBN:
9780191719707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256525.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks closely at the reception of Hume's ideas in the 18th-century ‘coterie de Milan’: Alessandro and Pietro Verri and Cesare Beccaria. Alessandro, a traveller to Paris and London in ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


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