Toward a “Continental” Philosophy of Religion: Derrida, Responsibility, and “Nondogmatic” Faith

Matthew C. Halteman

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222063
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235605 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Toward a               “Continental” Philosophy of Religion: Derrida, Responsibility,               and “Nondogmatic” Faith

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This chapter examines the continental legacy of the philosophy of religion in the context of Jacques Derrida's recent work on the concept of responsibility and nondogmatic faith. It explains Derrida's approach to the concept of responsibility and the three guiding themes that characterize the continental tradition's general orientation toward the philosophy of religion. These themes are the limits of speculative analysis, the idea of nondogmatic religion, and the importance of “the other”.

Keywords: philosophy of religion; continental philosophy; Jacques Derrida; nondogmatic faith; responsibility; speculative analysis; nondogmatic religion; the other

Chapter.  8102 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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