Radical Orthodoxy: A New Theology

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John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock, Graham Ward
Psychology Press, 1999 - Religion - 285 pages
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Radical Orthodoxy is a new wave of theological thinking that seeks to re-inject the modern world with theology. The group of theologians associated with Radical Orthodoxy are dissatisfied with conteporary theological responses to both modernity and postmodernity. Radical Orthodoxy is a collection that aims to reclaim the world by situating its concerns and activities within a theological framework. By mapping the new theology against a range of areas where modernity has failed, these essays offer us way out of the impasses that postmodernity represents.
 

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Contents

KNOWLEDGE The theological critique of philosophy
21
REVELATION The false legacy of Suarez
38
LANGUAGE Wittgenstein after theology
64
NIHILISM Heidegger and the grounds of redemption
91
DESIRE Augustine beyond Western subjectivity
109
FRIENDSHIP St Anselm theoria and the convolution
127
EROTICS Gods sex
143
BODIES The displaced body of Jesus Christ
163
THE CITY Beyond secular parodies
182
AESTHETICS The theological sublime
201
PERCEPTION From modern painting to the vision
220
MUSIC Soul city and cosmos after Augustine
243
Index
278
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About the author (1999)

John Milbank is Reader in Philosophical Theology at Cambridge University and Fellow of Peterhouse. His previous publications include Theology and Social Theory, and The World Made Strange. Catherine Pickstock is Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, cambridge. Her previous publications include After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy. Graham ward is Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge. His previous publications include Barth, Derrida, and the Language of Theology and Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory.

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