Merold Westphal: Postmodern Faith

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Postmodern Apologetics?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780823242740
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823242788 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (FUP)

Merold Westphal: Postmodern Faith

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Chapter 11 contends that Merold Westphal’s philosophical project is best understood as a postmodern version of faith. In his work on hermeneutics and phenomenology, Westphal argues that postmodern thinking not only criticizes Christian faith, but if taken seriously, can serve to enrich and enliven it. I examine Westphal’s work under three foci: his argument for a postmodern faith, his thinking about a “postmodern self,” and his vision of a God freed from the shackles of onto-theo-logical restrictions.

Keywords: Westphal; faith; hermeneutics; self; onto-theology

Chapter.  8472 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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