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Lyotard and Theology - Philosophy and Theology (Paperback)
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Lyotard and Theology - Philosophy and Theology (Paperback)

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Lieven Boeve contextualises Lyotard's writings and approach with reference to his theological thought. By focusing on issues such as the nature of the differend within language, the sublime experience and our (in)ability to witness to the breakdowns of language and representation, Lyotard's thought provokes theology to reconsider its own foundations. Taking up issues such as a highly relevant critique of capitalism, itself vital to today's understanding of Christian praxis in a global world, Lyotard offers us a perspective by which to re-evaluate Christianity beyond its being a hegemonic discourse as it moves toward being a discourse concerned with love. Through exploring the Christian narrative as an 'open' one, Boeve aims to make use of new possibilities for theology through a renewed comprehension of Lyotard's significance for today.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567289483
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 233 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm


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It is good to read a volume devoted to Lyotard, as, among the more well-known supposedly postmodern philosophers, he is probably the most neglected ... [E]arlier chapters provide a helpful introduction to his work. * Modern Believing *
`Lieven Boeve, who has made "interruption" and "recontextualization" necessary theological household words, here rectifies the surprisingly thin engagement between Christian theology and the philosophy of Jean-Francois Lyotard in a masterful two-fold analysis. First, since Boeve knows the Lyotard texts all the way down, we get a superb exegesis of Lyotard's thought and why it matters. Then, Boeve's constructive reception of Lyotard's "differend" reveals the continued vital richness of the Christian open narrative for our times. This is theologizing in the grand tradition of Irenaeus, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Rahner, and Schillebeeckx: smart, clear-eyed, grounded in the Gospel and in contemporary life.' * Antony Godzieba, Villanova University, USA *
Boeve has managed to render his dense subject matter accessible to readers for whom this volume is a first encounter with Lyotard's work... Boeve has produced an exemplary engagement with Lyotard as beyond just `another thinker of difference' (8), one that does justice to the viability of Lyotard's thought and richness of its potential applications. * The Journal of Religion *

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