Clayton Crockett, B. Keith Putt, and Jeffrey W. Robbins (eds.): The future of Continental philosophy of religion

Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2014, 292 pp, $40.00 (pb)
  • Patricia Altenbernd Johnson
Book Review

Edward Mooney describes Continental philosophy of religion as “marked by labor under the shadow of Nietzsche’s death of God, under the associated threats and realities of loss of unified authors, selves, texts, and ethics, and under the loss of confidence in epistemology, ontology, and representation” (p. 59). The question this anthology of nineteen essays raises is what this labor may be after the deaths of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and Levinas. Is there a future for Continental philosophy of religion? What labor do philosophers who are part of this tradition want to take up? The editors organize the essays to focus on three current directions and select a single guiding concept for each of these directions: the messianic, liberation, and plasticity. Each of these sections is also framed by the work of one philosopher. While this organization is helpful, the book would have benefitted greatly if the editors had developed a concluding essay for each section that pulled the essays...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of DaytonNorthfieldUSA

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