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Transforming Philosophy and Religion Love's Wisdom by Norman Wirzba
  

Transforming Philosophy and Religion Love's Wisdom

Part of the Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series

Synopsis

Transforming Philosophy and Religion Love's Wisdom by Norman Wirzba

Norman Wirzba, Bruce Ellis Benson, and an international group of philosophers and theologians describe how various expressions of philosophy are transformed by the discipline of love. What is at stake is how philosophy colors and shapes the way we receive and engage each other, our world, and God. Focusing primarily on the Continental tradition of philosophy of religion, the work presented in this volume engages thinkers such as St. Paul, Meister Eckhart, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Derrida, Marion, Zizek, Irigaray, and Michele Le Doeuff. Emerging from the book is a complex definition of the wisdom of love which challenges how we think about nature, social justice, faith, gender, creation, medicine, politics, and ethics.

Reviews

This collection is both beautiful and exciting in its scope, content, and direction. Summing Up: Essential.January 2009 * Choice * The strength of this collection of essays, all sharing in their continental-philosophical bent, lies mainly in its extreme relevance and its apparent 'call to action
for thinkers of philosophical and religious thought

. * Louvain Studies * . . . these essays in Transforming Philosophy and Religion offer a resounding affirmation of St. Paul's proclamations about the emptiness of knowledge without love (I Corinthians 13). Given its contributors (esp. Caputo and Wirzba) and the topics that they engage (e.g., Paul, Zizek, etc.), it will be of particular interest to the aspiring theologians of the emerging church.Dec. 5, 2008 -- Chris Smith * Editor *


About the Author

Norman Wirzba is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Georgetown College. He is author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and editor (with Bruce Ellis Benson) of The Phenomenology of Prayer.Bruce Ellis Benson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Wheaton College. He is author of Pious Nietzsche (IUP, 2007). He is editor (with Kevin Vanhoozer and James K. A. Smith) of Hermeneutics at the Crossroads (IUP, 2006).

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Publication date

7th May 2008

Author

Norman Wirzba

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Philosophy
Philosophy of religion

ISBN

9780253219589

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