Vattimo And Theology Paperback

by Thomas G. Guarino

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Vattimo And Theology

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An examinations of Vattimo's work asking to what extent his insights present new challenges to Christian thought. Gianni Vattimo, who has long been a prominent postmodern European philosopher, has recently taken a more significant interest in religion. His claim is that postmodern philosophy, with its incisive critique of rationalist, objectifying ways of thinking, can help religion once again find a voice in a largely disinterested Europe and an often fundamentalist America. To accomplish this, Vattimo contends, religion must attend to certain contemporary philosophical themes that, he argues, are ultimately consistent with biblical intentions. To this end, Vattimo employs his theoretical insights on themes such as: the nature of modernity/post modernity, the importance of 'weak' as opposed to 'strong' thought, the dissolution of metaphysics; and the end of the authoritarian, moralistic God. This book will examine the entire range of Vattimo's work asking to what extent his insights present new challenges to Christian thought. "The Philosophy and Theology" series looks at major philosophers and explores their relevance to theological thought as well as the response of theology.

Vattimo And Theology by Thomas G. Guarino was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in September 2009. The ISBN for Vattimo And Theology is 9780567032331.

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Details for Vattimo And Theology

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (September 2009)
Number of Pages176
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code2324945
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