It is well known that the philosophy of religion has flourished in recent decades in Anglo-American philosophy, where philosophers are bringing new techniques to the study of many of the traditional problems. Although there is more diversity in Anglo-American philosophy of religion than is sometimes recognized, it nevertheless provides a body of literature with a recent history that is sufficiently coherent to enable commentators to identify the movement with some clarity. The story is somewhat different with the emerging field of continental philosophy of religion, where many of the leading contributors are not generally known as philosophers of religion and where many of the approaches are based upon a critique of traditional western theories of rationality, experience and theism and an extension of the more traditional boundaries of philosophical reflection on religion.
The essays in this volume focus on some of the topics that are shaping recent continental philosophy of religion, including self and other, evil and suffering, religion and society and the relation between philosophy and theology. Contributors are Pamela Sue Anderson, Maeve Cooke, Richard A. Cohen, Fred Dallmayr, Hent de Vries, William Franke, Anselm K. Min, Michael Purcell, Calvin O. Schrag, Merold Westphal, Edith Wyschogrod and the editor Eugene Thomas Long.
Self and other: An introduction.- On Hesitation before the Other.- Levinas: thinking least about death-contra Heidegger.- Life, death and (inter)subjectivity: realism and recognition in continental feminism.- Apophasis and the turn of philosophy to religion: From Neoplatonic negative theology to postmodern negation of theology.- From "ghost in the machine" to "spiritual automaton": Philosophical meditation in Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Levinas.- Naming the Unnameable God: Levinas, Derrida, and Marion.- Vision and voice: Phenomenology and theology in the work of Jean-Luc Marion.- Suffering and transcendence.- Otherness and the problem of evil: How does that which is other become evil?.- Repentance and forgiveness: the undoing of time.- An end to evil? Philosophical and political reflections.- Salvaging and secularizing the semantic contents of religion: the limitations of Habermas's postmetaphysical proposal.
The essays in this volume focus on some of the topics that are shaping recent continental philosophy of religion. These primary topics include self and other, evil and suffering, religion and society and the relation between philosophy and theology. The articles are by an international group of leading contributors to recent continental philosophy of religion.
Discussions of some of the primary topics in recent continental philosophy of religion
Articles by an international group of leading contributors to recent continental philosophy of religion
Articles focus on such topics as self and other, evil and suffering, religion and society and philosophy and theology