ISBN: 978-0-745-61955-2 September 1999 Polity 104 Pages
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Table of contents
Return and philosophy.
Christian inheritance and nihilism.
Incarnation and secularization.
Beyond the violence of metaphysics.
Secularization: a purified faith?.
Christianity and modernity.
Demythification against paradox: the meaning of kenosis.
Demythification of morality.
Demythification of dogmas.
Secularization: the limit of charity.
The substance of faith.
The moral question.
To return where?.
A reduced faith.
Secularization versus tragic thought.
Reason and the leap.
What a pity!.
* 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.