The Rebellious No Hardback

Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

by Noelle Vahanian;

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The Rebellious No

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This book aims to renew theological thinking by extending and radicalizing an iconoclastic and existentialist mode of thought. It proposes a theology whose point of departure assumes and accepts the critiques of religion launched by Nietzsche, Freud, Marx, and Feuerbach but nevertheless takes theological desire seriously as a rebellious force working within, but against, an anthropomorphic, phallogocentric worldview. As a theology of language, it does not claim any privileged access to some transcendent divine essence or ground of Being. On the contrary, for Noelle Vahanian theology is a strictly secular discourse, like any other discourse, but aware of its limitations and wary of great promises--its own included. Its faith is that this secular theological desire can be a force against the constitutive indifference of thought, and it is a meditative act of rebellion. Aphoristic instead of argumentative, this book offers an original and constructive engagement with such seminal issues as indifference, belief, madness, and love.

The Rebellious No by Noelle Vahanian was published by Fordham University Press in March 2014. The ISBN for The Rebellious No is 9780823256952.

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Details for The Rebellious No

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFordham University Press (March 2014)
Number of Pages176
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4270750
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