Philosophy of Religion for a New Century: Essays in Honor of Eugene Thomas Long

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Jeremiah Hackett, Jerald Wallulis
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 2004 - Religion - 368 pages
Philosophy of Religion for a New Century represents the work of nineteen scholars presented at a conference in honor of Eugene T. Long at the University of South Carolina, April 5-6, 2002.
This volume is a good example of philosophy in dialogue; there is both respect and genuine disagreement. First, an account of our present situation in the Philosophy of Religion is given, leading to a discussion of the very idea of a 'Christian Philosophy' and the coherence of the traditional concept of God. The implications of science and a concern for the environment in our concepts of God are carefully examined. A discussion follows on the possibility of speech about God and silence about God. Since much of modern European philosophy is concerned with the `Death of God' theme, the positions of Nietzsche and some of his twentieth-century interpreters are presented. There are presentations on Feminist Approaches to Philosophy of Religion, and Comparative Religion is examined in relation to cultures and the demands of rationality. The volume concludes with a critical dialogue on the relation of Religious Discourse to the Public Sphere.
Developing global awareness has led to significant change in the Philosophy of Religion. One-dimensional approaches have given way to honest dialogue. The traditional boundaries between the secular and the religious have shifted, and new approaches to traditional problems are required. This volume presents examples of these new approaches.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Prospects at the Beginning of a Millennium
15
The Grammar of Transcendence
25
Does Philosophy Tolerate Christening? Thomas Aquinas and the Notion of Christian Philosophy
37
Entity or Event?
63
Overcoming the Conflicts
81
Value Judgments God and Ecological Ecumenism
105
An Audience for Philosophy of Religion?
133
Creation and Natality
211
Moralizing Love In Philosophy of Religion
227
The Role of Concepts of God in Cross Cultural Comparative Theology
243
Two Sides of the Same Coin?
261
Universal Religion and Comparative Philosophy
279
Religion and Politics Fear and Duty
307
On the Proper Roles of Secular Reason and Religious Reason in a Liberal Democracy
329
A Brief Biography
349

Whats a Philosopher of Religion to Do?
147
Nietzsche and Christians with Beautiful Feet
157
The Religious ReTurn in Recent French Philosophy
173
Levinas on Art and Truth
187
The Works of Eugene Thomas Long
353
Index
361
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