Signs and Wonders Paperback

Theology After Modernity

by Ellen T. Armour;

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Signs and Wonders

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We are told modernity's end will destabilize familiar ways of knowing, doing, and being, but are these changes we should dread--or celebrate? Four significant events (and the iconic images that represent them) catalyze this question: the consecration of openly gay Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson, the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the politicization of the death of Terri Schiavo, and the disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina. Framed by an original appropriation of Michel Foucault, and drawing on resources in visual culture theory and the history of photography, Ellen T. Armour explores the anxieties, passions, and power dynamics bound up in the photographic representation and public reception of these events. Together, these phenomena expose modernity's benevolent and malevolent disruptions and reveal the systemic fractures and fissures that herald its end, for better and for worse.
In response to these signs and wonders, Armour lays the groundwork for a theology and philosophy of life better suited to our (post)modern moment: one that owns up to the vulnerabilities that modernity sought to disavow and better enables us to navigate the ethical issues we now confront.

Signs and Wonders by Ellen T. Armour was published by Columbia University Press in March 2016. The ISBN for Signs and Wonders is 9780231172493.

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Details for Signs and Wonders

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherColumbia University Press (March 2016)
Number of Pages352
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4352138
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