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Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology


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Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology is an interdisciplinary series exploring new opportunities in the dialogue between philosophy and theology that go beyond more traditional 'faith and reason' debates and take account of the contemporary reshaping of intellectual boundaries. For much of the modern era, the relation of philosophy and theology has been conceived in terms of antagonism or subordination, but recent intellectual developments hold out considerable potential for a renewed dialogue in which philosophy and theology have common cause for revisioning their respective identities, reconceiving their relationship, and combining their resources. This series explores constructively for the 21st century the resources available for engaging with those forms of enquiry, experience and sensibility that theology has historically sought to address. Drawing together new writing and research from leading international scholars in the field, this high profile research series offers an important contribution to contemporary research across the interdisciplinary perspectives relating theology and philosophy.

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Transcendence, Creation and Incarnation From Philosophy to Religion

Transcendence, Creation and Incarnation: From Philosophy to Religion

1st Edition

By Anthony O'Hear
May 06, 2022

This book expounds and analyses notions of transcendence, creation and incarnation reflectively and personally, combining both philosophical and religious insights. Preferring tender-minded approaches to reductively materialistic ones, it shows some ways in which reductive approaches to human ...

Talking about God The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language

Talking about God: The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language

1st Edition

By Roger M. White
May 28, 2010

A fundamental question for theology is the question how we are to understand the claims that we make about God. The only language we can understand is the language we use to talk about human beings and their environment. How can we use that language to talk about God while respecting the infinite ...

Eberhard Jüngel and Existence Being Before the Cross

Eberhard Jüngel and Existence: Being Before the Cross

1st Edition

By Deborah Casewell
May 31, 2021

This book interrogates the contemporary Lutheran theologian Eberhard Jüngel’s theological anthropology, arguing that Jüngel’s thought can provide a model for theological engagement with philosophical accounts of existence. Focusing on Jüngel’s theology of existence, the author explores the thought ...

On Paul Ricoeur The Owl of Minerva

On Paul Ricoeur: The Owl of Minerva

1st Edition

By Richard Kearney
April 11, 2019

Paul Ricoeur is one of the giants of contemporary continental philosophy and one of the most enduring and wide-ranging thinkers in the twentieth century, publishing major works ranging from existentialism and phenomenology to psychoanalysis, politics, religion and the theory of language. Richard...

Impossible God Derrida's Theology

Impossible God: Derrida's Theology

1st Edition

By Hugh Rayment-Pickard
September 09, 2003

Impossible God introduces Derrida's theology for a new generation interested in Derrida's writings and in the future of theology, and clarifies Derrida's theology for those already familiar with his writings. Derrida's theological concerns are now widely recognised but Impossible God shows how ...

Slavoj Žižek and Christianity

Slavoj Žižek and Christianity

1st Edition

Edited By Sotiris Mitralexis, Dionysios Skliris
July 19, 2018

Slavoj Žižek’s critical engagement with Christian theology goes much further than his seminal The Fragile Absolute (2000), or his The Puppet and the Dwarf (2003), or even his discussion with noted theologian John Milbank in The Monstrosity of Christ (2009). His reading of Christianity, ...

Creation, Evolution and Meaning

Creation, Evolution and Meaning

1st Edition

By Robin Attfield
December 12, 2006

This book presents the case for belief in both creation and evolution at the same time as rejecting creationism. Issues of meaning supply the context of inquiry; the book defends the meaningfulness of language about God, and also relates belief in both creation and evolution to the meaning of life....

Theological Philosophy Rethinking the Rationality of Christian Faith

Theological Philosophy: Rethinking the Rationality of Christian Faith

1st Edition

By Lydia Schumacher
February 12, 2018

For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Theological Philosophy seeks to overturn the longstanding problem of proving faith's rationality and to...

Resurrection and Moral Imagination

Resurrection and Moral Imagination

1st Edition

By Sarah Bachelard
June 30, 2017

Moral life gathers its shape, force and meaning in relation to an underlying sense of reality, imaginatively conceived. Significant contemporary writing in philosophy appeals to the concept of ’transcendence’ to explore what is deepest in our moral experience, but leaves this notion theologically ...

Rationality as Virtue Towards a Theological Philosophy

Rationality as Virtue: Towards a Theological Philosophy

1st Edition

By Lydia Schumacher
March 29, 2017

For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, this book lays the foundation for an innovative effort to overturn the longstanding problem of proving ...

Kierkegaard and Levinas The Subjunctive Mood

Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood

1st Edition

By Patrick Sheil
November 15, 2016

The Danish Christian existentialist Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) and the Jewish Lithuanian-born French interpreter of modern phenomenology Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) have enabled theology and philosophy to illuminate and confront one another in radical and important ways. This book addresses ...

On Søren Kierkegaard Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time

On Søren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time

1st Edition

By Edward F. Mooney
June 28, 2007

Tracing a path through Kierkegaard's writings, this book brings the reader into close contact with the texts and purposes of this remarkable 19th century Danish writer and thinker. Kierkegaard writes in a number of voices and registers: as a sharp observer and critic of Danish culture, or as a ...

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