American Radical Theological Thought
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Secular Theology brings together new writings by some of America's most influential theological and religious thinkers on the viability of secular theology. Critically assessing Radical Orthodoxy and putting American radical theology in context, it provides new resources for philosophical theology.
Themes covered include postmodern theology, ethics, psychoanalysis, the death of God and medieval theology.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Clayton Crockett 1. Theology and the secular Gabriel Vahanian 2. Postmodern secular theology Charles E. Winquist 3. À-Dieu to Jacques Derrida: Descartes' ghost or the Holy Spirit in secular theology Carl A. Raschke 4. Anxiety, risk and transformation; re-visiting Tillich with Lacan James J. Dicenso 5. Love and law: John Milbank and Hermann Cohen on the ethical possibilities of secular society Leora Batnitzky 6. On Whitehead's proposition 'Life is robbery': prolegomena to any future ethics Gregg Lambert 7. Saying Kaddish for Gillian Rose, or on Levinas and Geltungsphilosophie Martin Kavka 8. The gift of prayer Theresa Sanders 9. And maker mates with made: world and self-creation in Eriugena and Joyce Thomas A. Carlson 10. Kenotic existence and the aesthetics of grace Luca D'Isanto 11. Theography: signs of God in a postmodern age Victor E. Taylor 12. Contact epistemology for the sites of theology Clayton Crockett 13. Malformed essence, misplaced concreteness, and the law of the indifferent middle Noëlle Vahanian 14. God is of (possibility) Peter Canning Index of names
Clayton Crockett is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of A Theology of the Sublime (Routledge, 2001) and managing editor of the online Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (www.jcrt.org).