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Limbo Reapplied

On Living in Perennial Crisis and the Immanent Afterlife

  • Explores the varieties of crisis and addresses the paradox of performing apparently enduring operations at a specified time

  • Expands on deliberations about Limbo, using it as a counterbalance to the concept of crisis

  • Enriches the reader perspective on Limbo and the world in which we live


Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 1-9
  3. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 11-33
  4. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 35-113
  5. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 115-168
  6. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 169-228
  7. Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte
    Pages 229-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-258

About this book


The observation that our world is signed by a lasting crisis is as much underwritten as it is questioned. This book offers a new and provocative thesis by taking recourse to the religious discourse of Limbo, and by investigating the temporal and spatial structures of crisis and modernity. Modernity reveals itself to be the state of perennial crisis, and we all live in an immanentized state of Limbo.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

About the authors

Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte is Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and Invited Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome, Italy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Limbo Reapplied
  • Book Subtitle On Living in Perennial Crisis and the Immanent Afterlife
  • Authors Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte
  • Series Title Radical Theologies and Philosophies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Radical Theologies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-78912-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07677-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-78913-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Secularism
    Christian Theology
    Critical Theory
    Language History
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