Against Innocence Paperback

Gillian Rose's reception and gift of faith

by Andrew Shanks; Giles Fraser;

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Against Innocence

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Gillian Rose (1947–1995) was a highly original, enigmatic and pugnacious thinker, whose work draws together Continental philosophy, sociology, modern / post-modern Jewish and Christian reflection on ethics. She was also, famously, a convert to Christianity, baptised into the Church of England on her deathbed, from Judaism. She has been a major influence on many contemporary thinkers, not least on the thought of the Archbishop Rowan Williams. Her writings are teasingly poetic, often forbiddingly difficult, and yet at the same time vividly accessible, at any rate through her widely praised memoir, Love’s Work.

Here, a Church of England priest writes about Rose’s thought as it relates to the future of the Church she eventually joined. A significant philosopher of this century, they believe her thinking implicitly points towards a new form of Christian self-understanding.

This captivatingly well written book is the first major study of Gillian Rose’s thought from a theological point of view. It aims to make the work of this highly complex thinker accessible to a wider readership.

A deathbed baptism
Against ‘holocaust piety’
The ‘question of law’
‘Thinking the absolute’
Against modern ‘Gnosticism’
The threefold moral of the disaster
Against ‘holy middles’ in general
Unwrapping the gift

Andrew Shanks is the Canon Theologian of Manchester Cathedral.

Against Innocence by Andrew Shanks; Giles Fraser was published by SCM in June 2008 and is our 48064th best seller. The ISBN for Against Innocence is 9780334041368.

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Details for Against Innocence

Page last updated 12th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSCM (June 2008)
Number of Pages226
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1003062
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