9780791462195

Thinking Through the Death of God : A Critical Companion to Thomas J. J. Altizer

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    9780791462195

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    0791462196

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-07
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

The leading exponent of the "death of God" theology of the 1960s, Thomas J. J. Altizer created a media sensation at the time and defined a major new direction in philosophical theology. Altizer has continued to refine his thought throughout his career and his systematic theological work has achieved its prime as shown in this collaborative critical response to his thought. This book is also the first collection of its kind to appear in nearly thirty years and, thus, the first to deal with the most sophisticated period of his work. A response from Altizer is included, along with a comprehensive bibliography of his work.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Brian Schroeder
Acknowledgments xiii
Historical Introduction xv
Lissa McCullough
List of Abbreviations
xxix
Rending the Veil of the Temple: The Death of God as Sacrificium Representationis
1(10)
Carl A. Raschke
Betraying Altizer
11(18)
Mark C. Taylor
Theology as the Thinking of Passion Itself
29(18)
Lissa McCullough
Godhead and God
47(18)
Ray L. Hart
Absolute Atonement
65(24)
Brian Schroeder
Crucifixion and Alterity: Pathways to Glory in the Thought of Altizer and Levinas
89(16)
Edith Wyschogrod
The Diachrony of the Infinite in Altizer and Levinas: Vanishing without a Trace and the Trace without Vanishing
105(20)
D. G. Leahy
Abyssal Absences: Body and Place in Altizer's Atheology
125(22)
Edward S. Casey
Compassion at the Millennium: A Buddhist Salvo for the Ethics of the Apocalypse
147(22)
Janet Gyatso
The Negative Task of Parable: Reading Kafka through the Prism of Altizer's Thought
169(16)
Walter A. Strauss
In the Wasteland: Apocalypse, Theology, and the Poets
185(12)
David Jasper
Kenosis
197(16)
Alphonso Lingis
A Response 213(18)
Thomas J.J. Altizer
Comprehensive Bibliography of Thomas J.J. Altizer 231(14)
List of Contributors 245(4)
Index 249

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