Theology Beyond Metaphysics

Author: Anthony Bartlett
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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A theory of human origins that is one-half Charles Darwin and one-half Cain and Abel is bound to entail a lot of rethinking of traditional themes. Rene Girard's thesis of original human violence and the Bible's power to reveal it has been around for more than a generation, but its consequences for Christian theology are still only slowly being unpacked. Anthony Bartlett's book makes a signal contribution, representing an astonishing leap forward in understanding what a biblical disclosure of founding violence means for Christian thought and life. If human language arose directly out of the primal experience of murder, then semiotics becomes a core area for theological examination. Tracing the discipline of semiotics through postmodern thinkers, then back through its birth in the Latin era, Bartlett shows how Girard's thought is itself a semiotic emergence, beyond standard Christian metaphysics. Above all, Girardian theory of human signs demands we see the generative impact of violence in our language and thought, and then, conversely, that the Word of God, crucified without retaliation and risen in the same identity, brings a totally new sign and relation into history, offering a thoroughgoing transformation of human life and meaning.
Theology Beyond Metaphysics
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Anthony Bartlett
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-08 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

A theory of human origins that is one-half Charles Darwin and one-half Cain and Abel is bound to entail a lot of rethinking of traditional themes. Rene Girard's thesis of original human violence and the Bible's power to reveal it has been around for more than a generation, but its
Theology Beyond Metaphysics
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Anthony Bartlett
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-08 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

A theory of human origins that is one-half Charles Darwin and one-half Cain and Abel is bound to entail a lot of rethinking of traditional themes. René Girard’s thesis of original human violence and the Bible’s power to reveal it has been around for more than a generation, but its
God after Metaphysics
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: John Panteleimon Manoussakis
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-23 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

While philosophy believes it is impossible to have an experience of God without the senses, theology claims that such an experience is possible, though potentially idolatrous. In this engagingly creative book, John Panteleimon Manoussakis ends the impasse by proposing an aesthetic allowing for a sensuous experience of God that is
Telling about God
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: William A. Van Roo
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

I am convinced that there is one sole everlasting principle. This I have always believed. But what he is like in himself, this no one has ever come to know perfectly. Nor will he come to know it, even if he devotes his whole life and all his effort to
Hegel and Religious Faith
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Andrew Shanks
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This polemical advocacy of Hegel's religious thought. It presents Hegel's religious thought as a living, still urgent challenge for today and confronts the major theological and philosophical objections to Hegel in a fresh way.