9781441195340

Religion and Revelation After Auschwitz

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    9781441195340

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    1441195343

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-11
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Religion After Auschwitzis a philosophical approach to the notion of revelation. Following such authors as A. Dulles, R. Swinburne, or K. Ward, Balazs Mezei investigates some of the main problems of revelation and connects them to the general problem of religion today. Religion is considered in the perspective of the age "after Auschwitz", an expression coined by Hans Jonas and further elaborated by J. B. Metz. Mezei develops the insights of these philosophers and investigates various aspects of religion and revelation "after Auschwitz": contemporary theistic philosophy, phenomenology, art, mysticism, and the question of university education today. A fascinating amalgam of subjects and approaches, Religion and Revelation After Auschwitzis an important contribution to contemporary discussions on the possibility of Catholic philosophy.

Author Biography

Balazs M. Mezei is Professor of Philosophy at Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary. He has widely published on the philosophy of religion, phenomenology, and literary criticism. He is the author of the two-volume Philosophy of Religion (2005, in Hungarian) and, with Barry Smith, The Four Phases of Philosophy (1998).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Religion and Revelation After Auschwitz / I. Religion / 2. The Crisis of Religion / 3. Theistic Intentionality / 4. Brentano and Husserl on History / 5. The Metaphysics of the Human Body / II. Revelation / 6. Europe and Revelation / 7. Two Models of Revelation / 8. Revelation without Belief /9. Divine Revelation and Human Person / 10. Revelation in the Context of Cultures / III. History / 11. A Phenomenology of Revelation / 12. Aristotle and Nietzsche / 13. Boethius and Human Persons / 14. Austrian Theism and the Catholic Principle / 15. Hildebrand on Evil / IV. The Survival of the University /16. The Crisis of University / 17. Religion, Ethics, and Politics / 18. Art and Religion / 19. The Rehellenization of Reason / 20. Catholic Philosophy in the New Millennium / Bibliography / Index

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