Postmodern theory and biblical theology : vanquishing God's shadow /

This book explores the relationship between postmodernism and Christianity. Whereas deconstructionists claim all religious discourses can be radically undermined, Ingraffia argues that the version of Christianity constructed by Nietzsche, Heidegger and especially Derrida ignores Christianity's...

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Main Author: Ingraffia, Brian D. (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
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505 0 |a Introduction : postmodernism, ontotheology, and Christianity -- Nietzsche's mockery : the rejection of transcendence. The death of God : loss of belief in the Christian God as the cause of nihilism ; Vanquishing God's realm : Nietzsche's abolition of the true world ; Nietzsche on the Judaeo-Christian denial of the world ; The redemptive-eschatological separation between the present world and the world to come in the New Testament ; On redemption : the eternal return or biblical eschatology -- Heidegger's forgetting : the secularization of biblical anthropology. From the death of God to the forgetting of being ; Heidegger's theological origins : from biblical theology to fundamental ontology ; The redemptive-eschatological separation of flesh and Spirit in the epistles of the Apostle Paul ; Inauthenticity and the flesh ; The eigentlich Selbst or the pneumatikos anthropos -- Derrida's denials : the deconstruction of ontotheology. From the ends of man to the beginnings of writing ; Deconstituting the subject ; Writing and metaphysics ; Reading the law : the Spirit and the letter ; Scripture or écriture : the limitations of Derrida's deconstruction of ontotheology ; Conclusion : ontotheology, negative theology, and the theology of the cross. 
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