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Exercises in New Creation from Paul to Kierkegaard

  • T. Wilson Dickinson
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Wisdom of the Cross

  3. The Wisdom of Crossings

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book

Introduction

This book unfolds a vision for philosophical theology centered on the practices of the care of the self, the city, and creation. Rooted in Paul’s articulation of the wisdom of the cross, and in conversation with ecological, radical, and political theologies; continental philosophy; and political ecology, it addresses the challenge of injustice and ecological catastrophe. Part one reads 1 Corinthians as an exercise in reading and writing that shapes and changes relationships and capabilities. Part two follows this alternative path for theology through Derrida and Kierkegaard, and neglected trajectories in Origen, Augustine, and Luther. Along the way, reading and writing are explored as exercises that transform selves, communities, and even habitats. They are creaturely acts that can scandalize the dominant orders of consumption and competition for the ends of love and justice. This is a philosophical theology engaged with political ecology, exercises that help cultivate new creation.


Keywords

Apostle Paul Kierkegaard Derrida philosophical theology self care

Authors and affiliations

  • T. Wilson Dickinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lexington Theological SeminaryLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97843-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97842-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97843-7
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