Overcoming Onto-theology is a stunning collection of essays by Merold Westphal, one of America's leading continental philosophers of religion, in which Westphal carefully explores the nature and the structure of a postmodern Christian philosophy. Written with characteristic clarity and charm, Westphal offers masterful studies of Heidegger's early lectures on Paul and Augustine, the idea of hermeneutics, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Derrida, and Nietzsche, all in the service of building his argument that postmodern thinking offers an indispensable tool for rethinking Christian faith. A must read for every student and professor of continental philosophy and the philosophy of religion, Overcoming Onto-theology is an invaluable collection that brings together in one place fourteen provocative and lucid essays by one of the most important thinkers working in American philosophy today.
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
"...A welcome addition to Christian philosophy and to the interpretation of religious themes in contemporary Continental thought." -Philosophia Christi "Westphal's arguments are illuminating and provocative..." -Academic Printing and Publishing "Westphal here brings together his discussions over the last decade of how Christianity can and should engage and appropriate post-modernism...it's easily the best contribution to the discussion that I know of." -- -Nicholas Wolterstorff Yale University