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  • After the Death of God

    By John D. Caputo

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231141253
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: May 2009
    It has long been assumed that the more modern we become, the less religious we will be, yet a recent resurgence in faith has challenged the validity of this belief. In these original essays and interviews, leading hermeneutical philosophers and postmodern theorists John D. Caputo and Gianni Vattimo engage with each other's past and present work on the subject and reflect on our transition from secularism to postsecularism. Caputo and Vattimo explore the changes, distortions, and reforms that are a part of our postmodern faith and the forces shaping the religious imagination today. Incisively and imaginatively connecting their argument to issues ranging from terrorism to fanaticism and from politics to media and culture, these thinkers continue to reinvent the field of hermeneutic philosophy with wit, grace, and compassion.
  • Between Faith and Thought: An Essay on the Ontotheologigical Condition

    By Jeffrey W. Robbins

    Our Price: $46.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813921631
    • Publisher: VIRGINIA
    • Published: April 2003
  • Religion, Politics, and the Earth

    By Clayton Crockett

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137268921
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: October 2012
    This book takes its leave with the realization that Western-driven culture is quickly reaching the limits of global capitalism, and that this reality manifests itself not only economically and politically, but that it is at once a cultural, aesthetic, political, religious, ecological, and philosophical problem. While Western capitalism is based upon the assumption of indefinite growth, we have run up against real, physical constraints to growth, and humanity must face the real, physical ramifications of the short-sighted and ultimately counter-productive choices made on behalf of the capitalist machine. While there is widespread angst and numerous scenarios of apocalyptic crisis and collapse, there is little or no comprehension of the problem and a coherent picture of reality is left wanting. Drawing primarily from the discourses of contemporary continental philosophy, cultural theory, and radical theology, the new materialism is being offered up as a redress to this problem by its effort to make sense of the world as an integrated whole.The book emphasizes three aspects of the current crisis: the ecological crisis, which is often viewed primarily in terms of global warming; the energy crisis, which involves peak oil and the limits of the ability to extract and exploit the cheap energy of fossil fuels; and finally the financial crisis, which involves the de-leveraging and destruction of massive amounts of money and credit. Each of these problems is inter-related, because money is dependent upon energy, and energy is a product of natural physical resources that are finite and diminishing. Rather than despair or the cynicism that passes for realpolitik, the authors will suggest that this crisis provides an opening for a new kind of orientation to thinking and acting, a new way of being in and of the earth. This opening is an opening onto a new materialism that is neither a crude consumerist materialism nor a reductive atomic materialism, but a materialism that takes seriously the material and physical world in which we live. This materialism counters idealism in its practical and philosophical forms, which constructs an ideal world that we wish to inhabit and then mistakes that world for the real one. Furthermore, in contrast to classical materialism which rejects religion as a form of false consciousness, this new materialism recognizes religion as an effective means of political mobilization and as a genuine source of piety, and thus does not oppose religion per se; instead, it opposes fanaticism and fundamentalism, including the fairy-tale expectations that a God or gods will rescue us from our predicament and punish the evil-doers while rewarding the righteous.
  • Sleeping Giant Has Awoken

    By Jeffrey W. Robbins

    Our Price: $130.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826429681
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: April 2008
    American scholars of religion, theology, and philosophy have been watching the Evangelical/Republican matrix since the 2004 US presidential election, and here discuss its roots, current status, and prospects in the 2008 election and beyond. Their topics include a politics of hope, Jeb Stuart's revenge, the politics of immanence, and incongruent beliefs and the vitality of fantasy. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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