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Theopoetics of the Word

A New Beginning of Word and World

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Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 25-34
  3. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 35-52
  4. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 103-110
  5. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 111-126
  6. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 127-145
  7. Gabriel Vahanian
    Pages 147-147
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-172

About this book


Gabriel Vahanian's final work, Theopoetics of the Word weaves together Christian theology, continental philosophy and cultural studies to present a new theology of language and technology for the 21st century.


Christian theology Cultural Studies god Jesus poetics theology

About the authors

Author Gabriel Vahanian: One of the original death of God theologians, Gabriel Vahanian established his international reputation as a theologian of culture with such early books as The Death of God: The Culture of Our Post-Christian Era, Wait Without Idols, and No Other God. More recent works include Anonymous God: An Essay on Not Dreading Words, Tillich and the New Religious Paradigm, and Praise of the Secular. Vahanian had long tenures at the University of Syracuse and the University of Strasbourg and was a founding member of the American Academy of Religion. This last posthumous work was completed shortly before his death in 2012. Foreword by Noëlle Vahanian: Noëlle Vahanian is Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, USA. Introduction by Mike Grimshaw: Michael Grimshaw is Associate Professor in the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Bibliographic information


“Theopoetics of the Word is the final work from one of the most important Christian theologians of late modernity … . Crucial reading for anyone interested in current Christian thought … . Theopoetics of the Word is a dense and challenging text, strategically drawing on some of the more radical aspects of Christianity’s intellectual and spiritual heritage to offer new insights into linguistics, poetics, psychoanalysis, philosophy, theology, and technology.” (Dawid Koloszyc, Studies in Religion, Vol. 45 (1), April, 2016)