Immortal Longings: Versions of Transcending Humanity

Front Cover
University of Notre Dame Press, 1997 - Religion - 213 pages
0 Reviews
Anyone interested in the themes of faith, reason, and transcendence should read this book. -- John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews Daringly extending the agenda of what is usually considered as 'philosophy of religion, ' Fergus Kerr argues that more religion exists in modern secular philosophy than many philosophers admit. Examining much-discussed contemporary philosophers such as Martha Nussbaum, Martin Heidegger, Iris Murdoch, Luce Irigaray, Stanley Cavell, and Charles Taylor, Kerr reads their respective stories in the light of Karl Barth's notion that transcending our humanity only makes us more human than ever. In Kerr's view, transcendence -- the immortal longings of his title -- plays a central role in many of these philosophers' systems of beliefs.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Nussbaums versions
Karl Barths Christological metaphysics
Heideggers cosmogonical myth

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Fergus Kerr, a member of the Order of Preachers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, holds an honorary fellowship in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. He is the editor of "New Blackfriars," the periodical of the English Dominicans. His previous publications include "After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism ("Blackwell, 2002).

Bibliographic information