The Radical Orthodoxy Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The Radical Orthodoxy Reader presents a selection of key readings in the field of Radical Orthodoxy, the most influential theological movement in contemporary academic theology. Radical Orthodoxy draws on pre-Enlightenment theology and philosophy to engage critically with the assumption and priorities of secularism, modernity, postmodernity, and associated theologies. In doing so it explores a wide and exciting range of issues: music, language, society, the body, the city, power, motion, space, time, personhood, sex and gender. As such it is both controversial and extremely stimulating; provoking much fruitful debate amongst contemporary theologians. To assist those encountering Radical Orthodoxy for the first time, each section has an introductory commentary, related reading and helpful questions to encourage in-depth understanding and further study.

Author Biography

John Milbank is Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics at the University of Nottingham, UK, the author of Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon (Routledge, 2003) and one of the editors of the Radical Orthodoxy collection of essays. Simon Oliver is Associate-Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and the author of Philosophy, God and Motion (Routledge, 2005) in the Radical Orthodoxy series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
About this Readerp. x
What is Radical Orthodoxy?p. 1
Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: from participation to late modernityp. 3
Radical Orthodoxy: a conversationp. 28
'Postmodern critical Augustinianism': a short summa in forty-two responses to unasked questionsp. 49
Further Readingp. 62
Questionsp. 62
Theology and philosophy, faith and reasonp. 63
Introductionp. 65
Truth and visionp. 69
Duns Scotus: his historical and contemporary significancep. 116
Further Readingp. 147
Questionsp. 148
Theology and the secularp. 149
Introductionp. 151
Spatialization: the middle of modernityp. 154
Political theology and the new science of politicsp. 178
Further Readingp. 195
Questionsp. 195
Christ and giftp. 197
Introductionp. 199
Christ the exceptionp. 202
The schizoid Christp. 228
Further Readingp. 257
Questionsp. 258
Church and Eucharistp. 259
Introductionp. 261
Thomas Aquinas and the quest for the Eucharistp. 265
Transcorporeality: the ontological scandalp. 287
Further Readingp. 307
Questionsp. 307
Politics and theologyp. 309
Introductionp. 311
"A fire strong enough to consume the house": The Wars of Religion and the rise of the nation statep. 314
The gift of rulingp. 338
Further Readingp. 363
Questionsp. 363
Afterwordp. 365
The grandeur of reason and the perversity of rationalism: Radical Orthodoxy's first decadep. 367
Indexp. 405
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