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The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader

Graham Ward (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20141-0
420 pages
January 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Postmodern God introduces students and researchers to contemporary thought and how it could affect tomorrows theology.
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Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction or, A Guide to Theological Thinking in Cyberspace: Graham Ward.

Part I: Selected Texts:.

1. Georges Bataille (1897-1962): Introduction.

Bataille Text: From Theory of Religion: Craig James (University of Cambridge).

2. Jacques Lacan (1901-1981): Introduction.

Text: The Death of God: Cleo McNelly Kearns (Rutgers University and New Brunswick Theological Seminary).

3. Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995): Introduction.

Text: God and Philosophy: Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto).

4. Roland Barthes (1915-1980): Introduction.

Text: Wrestling with the Angel: Textual Analysis of Genesis 32: Valentine Cunningham (Oxford University).

5. René Girard (b.1923): Introduction.

Text: The God of Victims: Gerard Loughlin (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne).

6. Michel Foucault (1926-1984): Introduction.

Text: From The History of Sexuality:Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Susan J. Dunlop (Both Duke Divinity School, North Carolina USA).

7. Michel de Certeau (1925-1986): Introduction.

Text : How is Christianity Thinkable Today? and White Ecstasy: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt (Loyola University, Baltimore USA).

8. Jacques Derrida (b.1930): Introduction.

Text: From How to Avoid Speaking: Kevin Hart (Monash University).

9. Luce Irigaray (b.1930): Introduction.

Text: Equal to Whom?: Grace M. Jantzen (University of Manchester).

10. Julie Kristeva (b.1941): Introduction.

Text: From In the Beginning was Love: Pamela Sue Anderson (University of Sunderland).

Part II: Selected Essays: .

11. From Patriarchy into Freedom: A Conversation between American Feminist Theology and French Feminism: Rebecca S. Chopp (Emory University, Georgis USA).

12. Liturgy and Kenosis, from Expérience et Absolu: Jean-Yves Lacoste.

13. Postmodern Critial Augustinianism: A Short Summa in Forth-two Responses to Unasked Questions: John Milbank (Peterhouse, Cambridge).

14. Metaphysics and Phenomenology: A Summary for Theologians: Jean-Luc Marion (University of Paris X Nanterre).

15. Asyndeton: Syntax and Insanity. A Study of the Revision of Nicene Creed: Catherine Pickstock (Emmanuel College, Cambridge).

16. New Jerusalem, Old Athens, from The Broken Middle: Gillian Rose (late of the University of Warwick).

17. Saintliness and Some Aporias of Postmodernism, from Saints and Postmodernism: Edith Wyschogrod (Queens College, City University of New York).

Index.

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The Revd. Dr. Graham Ward currently teaches at The Centre for Religion, Culture and Gender, Manchester University. Prior to this he was Dean at Peterhouse, Cambridge University.
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  • Introduces students to the burgeoning field of postmodern theology.
  • Brings together for the first time readings by major continental critical theorists relevant to the study of theology or religious studies.
  • Provides a provocative reader, an introduction to today's thinking in theology and how this could influence its future.

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"Its theses are destined to be the subject of much discussion and have already generated comment in scholarly journals." Tracey Rowland, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge


"This book, skilfully edited and introduced by Graham Ward, provides a framework for those who want to explore how theology might benefit from a critical engagement with postmodernism." Richard Arrandale, Canterbury Christ Church College

"We are much indebted to the editor and publisher for this volume which will prove helpful to a wide variety of readers." Merold Westphal, Fordham University in Philosophia Christi

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