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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

Abstract

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 other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover the sacred in a skeptical society? What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since? Richard Kearney explores these questions with a host of philosophers known for their inclus ... More

Keywords: Atheism, Anatheism, Secularism, Theology, Continental philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161039
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Kearney, editor
Boston College

Jens Zimmermann, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction

Jens Zimmermann

1 God After God

Richard Kearney

2 Imagination, Anatheism, and the Sacred

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

3 Beyond the Impossible

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

4 Transcendent Humanism in a Secular Age

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

5 New Humanism and the Need to Believe

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

6 Anatheism, Nihilism, and Weak Thought

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

7 What’s God? “A Shout in the Street”

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

8 The Death of the Death of God

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

9 Anatheism and Radical Hermeneutics

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

10 Theism, Atheism, Anatheism

Richard Kearney, and Jens Zimmermann

Artist’s Note on Cover Art

Sheila Gallagher

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