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Gianni Vattimo

ISBN: 978-0-745-61954-5 September 1999 Polity 104 Pages


In this engaging book, Gianni Vattimo explores the theme of faith and religion which underlies much of his work.
Introduction: Luca D'Isanto.


Return and philosophy.

Christian inheritance and nihilism.

Incarnation and secularization.

Beyond the violence of metaphysics.

Secularization: a purified faith?.

Revelation continues.

Christianity and modernity.

Demythification against paradox: the meaning of kenosis.

Demythification of morality.

Demythification of dogmas.

Secularization: the limit of charity.

Enlightenment rediscovered.

The substance of faith.

The moral question.

To return where?.

A reduced faith.

Secularization versus tragic thought.

Reason and the leap.

What a pity!.


* An important new book by one of the leading philosophers in Europe today.
* Explores in depth the themes of faith and religion, bringing Vattimo's distinctive philsophical perspective to bear on these subjects.
* Discusses the intersections between Christianity and nihilism, and the idea that secularization stems from a Christian impulse.