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Augustine and Postmodernism: Confessions and Circumfession: by John D. Caputo,Michael J. Scanlon

By John D. Caputo,Michael J. Scanlon

At the guts of the present surge of curiosity in faith between modern Continental philosophers stands Augustine’s Confessions. With Derrida’s Circumfession continually within the historical past, this quantity takes up the provocative readings of Augustine via Heidegger, Lyotard, Arendt, and Ricoeur. Derrida himself presides over and reviews on essays by means of significant Continental philosophers and across the world well-known Augustine students. whereas stories on and approximately Augustine as a thinker abound, none procedure his paintings from this type of uniquely postmodern perspective, displaying either the continued relevance of Augustine and the non secular resonances inside postmodernism. Posed on the intersection of philosophy, theology, and spiritual reports, this publication could be of curiosity to students and scholars of Augustine in addition to these drawn to the invigorating dialogue among philosophy, faith, and postmodernism.

Contributors comprise Geoffrey Bennington, Philippe Capelle, John D. Caputo, Elizabeth A. Clark, Hent de Vries, Jacques Derrida, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Richard Kearney, Catherine Malabou, James O’Donnell, Michael J. Scanlon, and Mark Vessey.

Indiana sequence within the Philosophy of Religion—Merold Westphal, common editor

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