The Paradox of Hope: Theology and the Problem of Nihilism

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The Paradox of Hope: Theology and the Problem of Nihilism

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Description

In contemporary public discourse, the supposedly comprehensive explanatory power of reason is used to justify a thoroughgoing suspicion of religion. In recent decades, the critiques of postmodernism have generated a different kind of suspicion by construing history as a process that is too arbitrary to be narrated--either by modern reason or by religion. In light of these developments, a question arises regarding the appropriate theological response to such forms of suspicion, both of which threaten not just religion but our sense of human agency as such.

Department

Theology

ISBN

9781608997701

Publication Date

2011

Embargo Period

8-29-2016

Publisher

Cascade Books

City

Eugene, Or

Keywords

Nihilism, Religion, Søren Kierkegaard, Postmodernism, Philosophy, Theology

Disciplines

History of Religions of Western Origin | Other Philosophy | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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