Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology (AAR by Peter Dula

By Peter Dula

In contemporary many years, theologians and philosophers of faith have engaged in a energetic debate about the prestige and nature of ecclesiology. all through this debate, they've got came upon assets for his or her arguments in thoughts of political philosophy, fairly communitarianism and political liberalism. during this groundbreaking research, Peter Dula turns as a substitute to the paintings of thinker Stanley Cavell, studying the ways that Cavell's figuring out of companionship contributes to the talk over church and community.

Since the Sixties, Stanley Cavell has been the main category-defying thinker in North the USA, in addition to one of many least understood. Philosophers didn't understand what to make of his deep engagement with literature and movie, or, stranger but, together with his openness to theological issues. during this, the 1st English research of Cavell and theology, Dula locations Cavell in dialog with the various philosophers so much influential in modern theology: Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum and John Rawls. He then examines Cavell's dating to Christian theology, laying off gentle at the repeated appearances of the determine of Christ in Cavell's writings.

Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology reveals in Cavell's account of skepticism and acknowledgment a transformative source for theological discussions - not only of ecclesiology, yet of sin, salvation and the life of God.

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