Weakness Of God Paperback

A Theology of the Event

by John D. Caputo;


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Weakness Of God

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Applying an ever more radical hermeneutics (including Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, Derridian deconstruction, and feminism), John D. Caputo breaks down the name of God in this irrepressible book. Instead of looking at God as merely a name, Caputo views it as an event, or what the name conjures or promises in the future. For Caputo, the event exposes God as weak, unstable, and barely functional. While this view of God flies in the face of most religions and philosophies, it also puts up a serious challenge to fundamental tenets of theology and ontology. Along the way, Caputo's readings of the "New Testament", especially of Paul's view of the Kingdom of God, help to support the "weak force" theory. This penetrating work cuts to the core of issues and questions - What is the nature of God? What is the nature of being? What is the relationship between God and being? What is the meaning of forgiveness, faith, piety, or transcendence? - that define the terrain of contemporary philosophy of religion.

Weakness Of God by John D. Caputo was published by Indiana University Press in April 2006 and is our 43653rd best seller. The ISBN for Weakness Of God is 9780253218285.

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Page last updated 1st July 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (April 2006)
Weight527g
Number of Pages376
Thickness19 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780253218285
ISBN-100253218284
Product Code1006917
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