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In the wake of Heidegger's announcement of the end of onto-theology and inspired by both Levinas and Derrida, many contemporary continental philosophers of religion search for a post-metaphysical God, a God who is often characterized as tout autre, wholly other. Christ in Postmodern Philosophy investigates the Christological ideas of three contemporary thinkers, Gianni VatIn the wake of Heidegger's announcement of the end of onto-theology and inspired by both Levinas and Derrida, many contemporary continental philosophers of religion search for a post-metaphysical God, a God who is often characterized as tout autre, wholly other. Christ in Postmodern Philosophy investigates the Christological ideas of three contemporary thinkers, Gianni Vattimo, Rene Girard and Slavoj Žižek. In doing so, Frederiek Depoortere focuses on the relation between transcendence and the event of the Incarnation on the one hand, and the uniqueness of Christianity on the other....

Title : Christ in Postmodern Philosophy: Gianni Vattimo, Rene Girard, and Slavoj Zizek
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ISBN : 9780567033321
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Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Christ in Postmodern Philosophy: Gianni Vattimo, Rene Girard, and Slavoj Zizek Reviews

  • Jean Paul Govè
    2018-11-14 06:39

    For those unfamiliar with these three thinkers'/philsophers' turn towards Christianity, this is a great introduction. The author is obviously biased towards Rene Girard, and he has a reasonable basis for doing so. He is interested in arriving at Christianity through contemporary philosophy, in a way which possibly makes it more relevant for the contemporary intellectual at least. However, he is unwilling, and reasonably so, to compromise a full Christianity. Both Vattimo and Zizek return to, in some sense, an impoverished Christianity, a Christianity that almost can be abandoned as soon as it is understood.

  • Kenneth
    2018-11-29 05:51

    A survey of three contemporary philosophers and how their philosophies relate or diverge from traditional Christianity. Thought provoking.

  • Parke
    2018-11-29 11:47

    The resurrection of christ as an object (the word is used in the Lacanian sense) reached its viral high a few years ago. It seems on its way out now that Paul has become the new Lenin for the Marxists who hope to revive the dead corpse of old ideology. Vattimo is good here, and Girard is back to life from his violence and the sacred days. Worth a look.

  • Andrew Marr
    2018-11-13 11:57

    Zizek & Vattimo are interesting sparring partners with Girard, but I don't see much more in either of Zizek or Vattimo than a rehash of Altizer's death of God theology. I think it comes from their going back to Altizer's sources, Nietzsche & Hegel & coming up with the same thing.

  • Joshua
    2018-11-24 06:45

    A decent introduction to each of these thinkers, although Depoortere is clearly intent on convincing the reader that Girard's Christology is the most viable. Would have liked to see a more thorough treatment of Vattimo in the book.